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Heart-eating rebel condemned

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2013 | 12:01 PM

A video which appears to show a Syrian rebel taking a bite from the heart of a dead soldier has been widely condemned.



US-based Human Rights Watch identified the rebel as Abu Sakkar, who is a well-known insurgent from the city of Homs.



The group says his actions are a war crime.



The main Syrian opposition coalition says he will be put on trial.



The video, which cannot be independently authenticated, seems to show him cutting out the heart and saying the rebels will eat the hearts and livers of President Bashar al-Assad’s soldiers.



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