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A video which appears to show a Syrian rebel taking a bite from the heart of a dead soldier has brought strong condemnation.
US-based Human Rights Watch identified the rebel as Abu Sakkar, a well-known insurgent from the city of Homs, and said his actions were a war crime.
The main Syrian opposition coalition said he would be put on trial. The video, which cannot be independently authenticated, seems to show him cutting out the heart.
Human Rights Watch has reviewed graphic evidence that appears to show a commander of the Syrian opposition “Independent Omar al-Farouq” brigade mutilating the corpse of a pro-government fighter. The figure in the video cuts the heart and liver out of the body and uses sectarian language to insult Alawites. The same brigade was implicated in April 2013 in the cross-border indiscriminate shelling of the Lebanese Shi’a villages of al-Qasr and Hawsh al-Sayyed.
It is not known whether the Independent Omar al-Farouq Brigade operates within the command structure of the Free Syrian Army. But the opposition Syrian National Coalition and the Free Syrian Army leadership should take all possible steps to hold those responsible for war crimes accountable and prevent such abuses by anyone under their command. Any party with the power to do so should do all it can to keep weapons from reaching the brigade. Human Rights Watch repeated its call to the United Nations Security Council to refer the Syria situation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to ensure accountability for all war crimes and crimes against humanity
I wanted to post it with the film yesterday ! but I felt that it was +21, it is not allowed on ATS, is it !!!
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Originally posted by Maccaron.Shakaron
These are not only some of the sickest rebels in history but also the dumbest, they are only digging their own grave by committing such foul acts, any sane person with morals anywhere in the world will now think twice about supporting these idiots. Reminds me of the rebels in Libya forcing soldiers to eat dogs and human flesh not too long ago, must be of the same group.