Syrian insurgents reportedly decapitated two Syrian Christians in public for allegedly working with government forces, as reported by the Washington Times.
Unknown if they were Eastern Rite Catholics or Syrian Orthodox, two men, a priest and a layman, were filmed having their heads slowly cut off with a small knife before a cheering crowd.
According to reports, an undated video has been circulating the internet showing two men with their hands bound as they were executed. Reportedly, the executioner lifted the heads to show the cheering crowd, then placed the heads back on the bodies. Foreign media indicate that the two killed were the priest and layman.
The video clearly shows children in the crowd, and cries of “Allahu Akbar” as the two bound men were brutally put to death.
[Warning: The video (which is here) is graphic and may not be suitable for all viewers.]
This attack comes on the heels of the rebel forces’ recent execution of a Catholic priest, as well as the insurgent attack on a Christian village near the city of Homs in the western part of the country. The entire village was burned to the ground.
The executions and attack on the village come at the same time the CIA is staging American weaponry in Jordan, per promises to the rebels by Barack Obama. Citing the Wall Street Journal, the Times states that the CIA is waiting on shipping the arms to the rebels until further weapons shipments from the rebel’s European and Arab allies arrive.
The Journal also reported that the insurgents are stockpiling their new weaponry for a planned and coordinated attack on the government forces set for August.
As previously covered by Examiner.com, the majority of the rebel forces have embraced Islamic Jihadism, and the largest faction, the al-Nusra group, has allied itself with the al-Qaeda global terrorism network.