Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Syria Civil War: ‘Cannibal’ Commander Abu Sakkar Ate Soldier’s Heart

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 commander.

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 his mouth.

“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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