Syria

Video Shows Syrian Rebel Eating Heart of Government Soldier

West sending aid, mulling weapons, for rebels

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A graphic video has emerged of a Syrian rebel commander cutting out the heart of a government soldier's chest and biting into it.

Described by Human Rights Watch as "emblematic" of a civil war that has rapidly descended into sectarian hatred and revenge killings, the amateur footage was posted on the internet yesterday—sparking outrage among opposition figures as well as supporters of President Bashar al-Assad.

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