Fourth Generation Warfare

Grisly video allegedly shows Syrian rebels forcing child to behead unarmed prisoner

Screenshot from YouTube user SyrianGirl War

Screenshot from YouTube user SyrianGirl War

A graphic video recently posted to YouTube allegedly shows Syrian rebels forcing a child to behead an unarmed prisoner. A recent series of similarly brutal incidents has done little to dampen foreign calls to arm the Syrian opposition.

The video shows a child hacking an alleged prisoner’s head off with a machete. Militants then hold up a severed head while chanting “Allahu Akbar,” or “God is great.”

It is the latest in a string of especially grisly incidents which have become more common in recent months.

On Monday, rebels killed 13 soldiers during an ambush of an army unit in a strategic northern town, activists reported.

Syrian warplanes later bombed the town, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Both sides have played a role in the deaths of over 40,000 people since the uprising against President Bashar Assad began in March 2011.

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  1. Get ’em while they’re young and the possibilities make for interesting news articles.

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