Syrian Coalition Media Office
May 13, 2013
International news agencies and social media websites have been circulating a video clip in which a person claiming to be a member of the rebels in Homs performs a horrific and inhumane act.
The Syrian Coalition strongly condemns this act – if it is revealed to be true. The Coalition stresses that such an act contradicts the morals of the Syrian people, as well as the values and principles of the Free Syrian Army. The FSA has been and continues to fight for the dignity of every Syrian striving for freedom.
The FSA is a national army above all, formed to defend civilians and deliver the Syrian people from the mentality of revenge and crime. It completely rejects the ill treatment of the wounded and the disfigurement of the dead.
The Syrian Coalition reiterates its condemnation of such an act and stresses that it is a crime, regardless of the perpetrator. The culprit will eventually be tried in court in front of an honest and fair judiciary.