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ALEPPO (News Desk) – A recently surfaced video, which showed US-backed Syrian rebels beheading a minor, has sparked criticism against the United States for funding anti-Assad fighter in the war-torn country.

In the video, the fighters of Nour al-Din al-Zenki group can be seen slaughtering an 11-year-old child which they claimed was a soldier of the al-Quds group – which supports President Bashar al-Asad.

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According to the media reports, the incident took place at the Palestinian refugee Handarat Camp in Northern Aleppo.

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It may also be noted here that the US began funding Zenki fighters in 2014 and a report of the Daily Beast suggests that as many as 1000 Zenki fighters were on the CIA payroll. Every fighter was being paid $150 per month.

On the other hand, Liwaa al-Quds is a pro-Syrian government group which consists of Palestinian paramilitary faction of the Palestinian refugees. The Palestinians were originally settled in Handarat Camp however the anti-Assad fighters took over their homes.