International Business Times
May 14, 2013
Human Rights Watch has confirmed that a man shown in a video cutting
the heart out of a soldier’s body and biting it was a Syrian rebel
In the footage posted online by a pro-Syrian regime group, a man
wearing military gear is seen knife in hand slicing parts of a dead
soldier’s torso before turning to the camera and putting the heart in
“I swear we will eat from your hearts and livers, you dogs of
Bashar,” the man says referring to supporters of President Bashar
al-Assad. “Allahu akbar (God is great),” comes an offscreen reply.
According to Peter Bouckaert of the New York-based human rights
watchdog, the man is Abu Sakkar, a founder of the rebel Farouq Brigade.
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