Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Syrian soldiers planting ammunition on bodies of dead protesters in Dara’a

This highly disturbing and highly graphic video - with English subtitles provided in another version by Libyan blogger Tasnim Qutait - appears to show Syrian soldiers in the city of Dara’a mocking the corpses of dead protesters and planting ammunition on them in an an attempt to stage a scene for an "official" recording. The dead men appear to have been shot in the head at close range.

The New York Times is reporting that the Syrian Revolution Coordinators Union "purchased the video, which appears to have been shot on two different cameraphones, from a member of the security forces for 200 Syrian pounds (about $40)."

I generally refrain from posting graphic content on this blog, but what is currently befalling the people of Syrian is too big to ignore. I cannot help but think that any government that is doing this to its citizens is not long for this world.

Again, the content is extremely graphic so I strongly advise discretion if viewing.

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