Syrian Rebel Group Condemns Soldier's Desecration

Rebel seen apparently take bite out of dead enemy's heart


Leaders of the Free Syrian Army are condemning an opposition leader in the battle-scarred city of Homs who is depicted on a widely circulated video taking a bite out of what appears to be the heart of a dead enemy soldier. But they worry the alleged desecration will lessen support for their rebellion.

The video, which surfaced on the Internet on Sunday, shows rebel commander Khaled al-Hamad, also known as Abu Sakkar, cutting out the heart of a dead soldier of President Bashar Assad's military and chomping it.

"I swear to God we will eat your hearts and your livers, you soldiers of Bashar the dog," al-Hamad says.