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.