Outrage At Syrian Rebel Shown ‘Eating Soldier’s Heart’

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.

“I swear to God we will eat your hearts and your livers, you soldiers of Bashar the dog,” the man says referring to President Bashar al-Assad as he stands over the soldier’s corpse.

“The mutilation of the bodies of enemies is a war crime. But the even more serious issue is the very rapid descent into sectarian rhetoric and violence,” HRW’s Peter Bouckaert told Reuters news agency.

HRW said those committing war crimes on either side had to know that there was no impunity and that they would be brought to account.

The human rights group said Abu Sakkar had been filmed before, firing rockets into Shia areas of Lebanon and posing with the bodies of guerrillas from the Lebanese Hezbollah movement killed fighting alongside Syrian government forces.

The video, posted on Sunday, is one of the most gruesome to emerge among the many thrown up by more than two years of carnage in Syria, says the BBC’s Jim Muir in Beirut.

The UN says 70,000 people have been killed since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights puts the death toll at more than 80,000.

Many Syrians have fled the country to escape the fighting and more than a million are registered as refugees, according the UN. At least 300,000 are estimated to be living in Turkey.


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14 Responses to Outrage At Syrian Rebel Shown ‘Eating Soldier’s Heart’

  1. man Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Oh my God, how evil some people can be.

  2. Popopo Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Eating a fellow human beings heart, this is ridiculous ! Where is the world going ? God help us

  3. Mukelebai Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    What’s strange about this?

  4. Anesutose Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    The rebel guy never ate the heart. He pretended to be eating it. You know like we say in one of our local languages,,,”Ndekulya umubishi”. Meaning i will eat you raw.If you do a search you will find the clip where this guy puts “what appears to be”a human heart. Western media being sensational about Syria again.

  5. changwe Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    jesus come down

  6. Munyongo Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 8:51 am

    American Demon-o-cracy This are the cannibals president Obama is supporting,giving them weapons and money to support such barbaric acts!


    May 15, 2013 at 10:05 am


  8. African Cannibals Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 11:54 am

  9. Cannibal Warlords Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 11:57 am

  10. The Demonic confession of christian Evangelist Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 12:02 pm

  11. mike Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Eat them and go to hell

  12. mikky Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Lord,,have mercy on this man. For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Father in Jesus’ Name, we pray that you deliver us. The devil will not have the upper hand, no, not this time. We know that you go before us. Not only do you go before us but you also stand behind us.

  13. CZM Reply

    May 16, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Demons at work! We need God’s Intervention!

  14. MALI Reply

    May 16, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    These idiots are cursed by God, this is to keep on happening until he comes to save us. Devil fools.

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