Syrian Rebel Commander Cuts Organs Out of Assad Soldier’s Body and Eats Them

John Glaser, May 13, 2013

Aryn Baker at TIME reports on a video out of Syria depicting the savagery of rebel commander Khalid al-Hamad:

The video starts out like so many of the dozens coming out of the war in Syria every day, with the camera hovering over the body of a dead Syrian soldier. But the next frame makes it clear why this video, smuggled out of the city of Homs and into Lebanon with a rebel fighter, and obtained by TIME in April, is particularly shocking. In the video a man who is believed to be a rebel commander named Khalid al-Hamad, who goes by the nom de guerre Abu Sakkar, bends over the government soldier, knife in hand. With his right hand he moves what appears to be the dead man’s heart onto a flat piece of wood or metal lying across the body. With his left hand he pulls what appears to be a lung across the open cavity in the man’s chest. According to two of Abu Sakkar’s fellow rebels, who said they were present at the scene, Abu Sakkar had cut the organs out of the man’s body. The man believed to be Abu Sakkar then works his knife through the flesh of the dead man’s torso before he stands to face the camera, holding an organ in each hand. “I swear we will eat from your hearts and livers, you dogs of Bashar,” he says, referring to supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Off camera, a small crowd can be heard calling out “Allahu akbar” — God is great. Then the man raises one of the bloodied organs to his lips and starts to tear off a chunk with his teeth.

Obama has been helping his friends in Saudi Arabia and Qatar to provide weapons and other aid to Syrian rebels with little ability to control where they end up. Undoubtedly, people like al-Hamad have received such help.

Update: The Syrian National Coalition has publicly condemned what they saw in the gruesome video described above, insisting it doesn’t represent the opposition’s morals. Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch condemned the actions in the video as war crimes and said they’ve confirmed the individual performing them is in fact al-Hamad.




30 Responses to “Syrian Rebel Commander Cuts Organs Out of Assad Soldier’s Body and Eats Them”

  1. Seriously, are these "rebels" escapees of a mental institution? This doesn't even sound Islamically-correct!

  2. These guys will bring democracy?

  3. As long as we keep the pots boiling who gives a damn what they cook in them.
    Just as long as when it comes time for our allies and ourself interest we know who to kill, and there should be far less of em to kill at the present rate thhey are slaughtering each other at.

  4. The new video follows an earlier propaganda roost which saw the releasing of an image of a rebel soldier holding a government pilot’s decapitated head. It is believed like now, the releasing of said image was done with the intention to demoralize government initiative as the neither side is willing to to cede concessions. If anything the images are believed to have become part of the arsenal of warfare and retaliation as gridlock continues and the consumption of images is orchestrated to affect shock value.
    http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2013/05/video-syr

  5. Sickening. it makes me wonder if the Saudis, Qataris and Americans are shipping in psychoactive drugs along with the guns for the rebels??

  6. Something mentioned further down in the TIME article but not here in Glaser's snip is the allegation Khalid al-Hamad is associated with the _Farouq Brigades_, specifically the Farouq al-Mustakilla Brigade.

    Farouq Brigades operate largely around Homs, have a long history of contact with US and Turkey, and should be made to defend their subsections publicly. But that's not what is happening. Instead this cannibalism is being treated as a one-off…okay, but who supplies them with equipment?

    Should be a central theme to start and be as specific as possible. This article has plenty of details but a name without association is just a name among many. Right now, "Syrian rebel commander" doesn't mean much…too general. What about:

    "Rebel leader inside Farouq Brigades Harvests Organs" –shocking, scandalous…what did UN investigator del Ponte uncover in Bosnia about organ harvesting? In Syria apparently it's done as form of cannibalism and not monetary profit? Okay, I've blown it out of proportion for effect.

    Farouq Brigades…hmm. Tlass family associated with them…btw they now appear to be living comfortably in Paris…hmm

  7. Something mentioned further down in the TIME article but not here in Glaser's snip is the allegation Khalid al-Hamad is associated with the _Farouq Brigades_, specifically the Farouq al-Mustakilla Brigade.

    Farouq Brigades operate largely around Homs, have a long history of contact with US and Turkey, and should be made to defend their subsections publicly. But that's not what is happening. Instead this cannibalism is being treated as a one-off…okay, but who supplies them with equipment?

    Should be a central theme to start and be as specific as possible. This article has plenty of details but a name without association is just a name among many. Right now, "Syrian rebel commander" doesn't mean much…too general. What about:

    "Rebel leader inside Farouq Brigades Harvests Organs" –shocking, scandalous…what did UN investigator del Ponte uncover in Bosnia about organ harvesting? In Syria apparently it's done as form of cannibalism and not monetary profit? Okay, I've blown it out of proportion for effect.

    Farouq Brigades…hmm. Tlass family associated with them…btw they now appear to be living comfortably in Paris…hmm

  8. Ummm Hmmm…

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/13/syrian-rebel-le

    Will Commander Abu Sakkar, founder and leader of the well known FSA Farouq Brigades ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farouq_Brigades ) be attending any "negotiations"?

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/05/13/article

    Yep…he really bites it…

    These are the so-called "freedom fighters" Obama expects Assad to hand Syria over to?

    This is out of control…

  9. They are called barbarians for nothing…, they are barbarians.., they are coming from Wahhabis and salafis, they are sent from Saudi Arabia where Hillary Clinton, the French, the English, the Turkish, the Jordan kingdom, the Israeli government made the Syrian war possible betting on regime change by these barbarians.., we said that from day one.., these elements of destructions are the last resort for the Neo fascism to change the world to their advantage.., and for that even the Swedish government is involved by its foreign minister.., Carl Bildt the double agent of inhumanity.

  10. Yehhhh., the Hillary Clinton way…

  11. They are called barbarians for nothing.., you know.

  12. Lovely. Obama, Erdogan, Hollande and mad cannibals. How much more nihilistic can this get? Definitely something American tax dollars should support, huh Baruch Obama?

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  15. wahabis are not muslims. One must be a human being before being a muslim. These are supposedly the same people who attacked us on 9/11. the same people we invaded 2 countries to defeat and now we are financing and arming them against syria, a country that has done NOTHING to us.

    And what about israel and the fake arabs kings? They are sitting around laughing at our stupidity. They are dragging us into another war in the middle east while they steal all our countrys wealth

  16. down with israel i say…down with the fake arab kings in KSA, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar and jordan. all they do is party, do drugs and buy planeloads of eastern european prostitutes. I can think of a better use for the 70 dollars of gas i pay to fill up my tank than to send it to some fat disgusting hairy animal to party on a yacht in the french riviera with 2 dozen russian prostitutes while we have major problems here

  17. these barbarians ARE the saudis and qataris. The fake al saud monarchy sends these people to fight abroad so they are not any trouble to the royals decadent lifestyle

  18. wahabbis are not muslims. they are a cult of barbarians and anarchists.

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  20. And many of the followers of the crazed Wahhabi cult. But the west cannot stop supporting them. They have succesfully managed to butcher Serbs of Bosnia, that the West turned into a sob story of — Serb genocide of nice, peacefull people. Brigades of thise were sent there with our logistical support. Today, Bosnia, parts of Serbia and Kosovo are flooded by Wahhabi/Salafi centers, where the religion is served with geopoliics cooked up in the West, and transmitted to them via Saudi Arabia. They have successfully toppled Libyan order and turned it into a deadly anarchy. They are going crazy in Syria, because it is not going according to script. Unlike Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Libya, there is no NATO airforce to hand them the place on a silver platter. They have done a lots of harm in Caucases, Central Asia and elsewhere. The brutality is their version of shock and awe.

  21. The cult does not need drugs to be crazy. Wahhabism is not Islam, but a contractual agreement between the sect leader and the Saudi family. Saudi family guaranteed Wahhabis the spiritual primacy in Saudi Arabia, while the house of Saud will "protect" them in managing all earthly business. The spirituality of the sect came to fame after an early nineteen century attack on Karbala, Shiia religious shrine in today's Iraq. Nothing is left alive, including animals. It is thus true that the hate Wahhabis carry towards Shia, is to forever make an enemy of those they have butchered. When west discover the power of Wahhabi lunacy, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf could start exporting their young and unemployed to missions around the world. Afghanistan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kirgyzstan, China, Bosnia, Kosovo, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Algeria, Libya, and the list goes on. The newly converted vampires from Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia, Chechya and elsewhere, are now serving their "God" in Syria .

  22. Here is the problem. No matter how much the crazed cult tries to get attention by their butchery, the west continues to portray them as nice freedomfighters against "brutal" regime. Even though Der Spiegel did publish an interview with one of their executioners who dispatched various postmen, small shopkeepers, teachers, students and alike to another world for being unsufficiently dedicated to the cause. Especially if they refused to give money, failed to change shool curriculum to talk about God all day, and such offenses. In spite — or because of — their brutality, people are not joining their revolution. Students are still going to universities, no businesses have given them support, the Syria's female population is progressive, employed and educated, and they are supporting their government and army, businesses are supporting the government, Christians are supporting the Government, Kurds advised the "rebels" not to come to their areas, and when they tried, they repelled them militarily. Only newly converted Salafists and their mentors Wahhabi — are the part of the "revolution". All they are doing is conducting terror operations, taking over some facilties just to be kicked out of them.

  23. Bianca, that’s the best summary of the Syrian conflict I’ve ever heard… very nice. :) thank you..

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  25. They got US brainwash

    This is the video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EL4fgguGZo
    antiwar.com

    another one, shows children learning beheading

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  27. What would make someone so angry to do such a thing? Umm lets see… Assad's alliwite troops are killing children daily and you call this guy a barbarian. Wake up ppl. GOD BLESS the FSA and GOD Damn Assad and his evil clan. DO ANY OF YOU FOLLOW WHAT SYRIANS REPORT ON TWITTER? over 1 million refugees. Assad is bombing village after village! Why is there no help? I predicted this because Syria wants assad and does not want a Democratic Syria which would elect a strong Sunni gov that would challenge Israel. Its a joke when ppl think the us is helping the fsa. The FSA has no help but they are the bravest men on earth and prove it everyday! Follow the real news if u want to comment http://www.therevoltingsyrian.com/

  28. I meant to say Israel wants Assad since he has never challenged Israel. Syrians will never forget that the world stood by as Assad destoryed Syria. Another joke is when u hear that the rebels are Al Qaeda! If u look closely and know Syria u will know that the youth of Syria listen to American music and dress in designer clothing. RT channel loops the same fake videos from North Africa when they talk about Syria. Nothing new and they never interview a SYRIAN!!! I MEAN CMON ASK SYRIANS WHAT THEY THINK!!!

  29. seems like some kind of drug that made him zombie….

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