A gruesome video has emerged on the Internet apparently showing a Syrian rebel fighter cutting out the heart of a regime soldier and eating it.
"We swear to God we will eat your hearts and livers, you soldiers of Bashar the dog," the insurgent says as he bends over a blurred body and cuts out the heart in the amateur footage uploaded on the internet.
"We are the heroes of Baba Amr," he says, referring to a rebel stronghold of the central city of Homs that has been flattened by President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
The man, identified in the video as a member of the mainstream rebel Free Syrian Army, then stands up, raises his dagger in one hand and the heart in the other.
He then proceeds to place the organ in his mouth, before the video abruptly ends.