A new report published by a German daily revealed the violent and shocking crimes committed by the terrorists fighting President Bashar Assad’s government in Syria.
The report revealed that the Syrian rebels have formed their own laws, courts and death squads in Baba Amr neighborhood in the restive city of Homs and beheaded the captured army soldiers.
The report, published by Spiegel Online on Monday, discloses violent measures by the anti-government armed groups, laying bare the other side of the unrest in the Middle Eastern country.
Hussein, one of the rebels fighting the government of President Bashar al-Assad, is quoted in the report as saying that he himself decapitated four army soldiers who had been detained by gunmen.
Hussein said that he beheaded the first victim, a Shiite soldier in mid-October, 2011. He had simply grabbed a knife and beheaded the soldier who had knelt down in front of him.
The soldier had been captured out of sheer “bad luck”, said Hussein.
While he is a member of a rebel death squad killing government forces in the name of the “Syrian revolution”, there are others who are responsible for torturing captured soldiers.
Many rebels can torture, but not everyone can kill, admits Hussein, who is now receiving treatment in a hospital in the Lebanese city of Tripoli where he and his fellow companions are openly talking about torturing and killing Syrian army soldiers.
“But I do not know why killing is not difficult for me,” he added.
Hussein’s life story demonstrates the course of actions rebels have taken during more than a year in the Arab state.
The report further divulges that Syrian rebels in Homs have since August, 2011 begun regular execution of Syrian soldiers.
“As of last summer, we have executed 150 men, which constitutes only 20 percent of our prisoners,” claimed another hospitalized rebel identified as Abu Rami.
“Moreover, when we realize that a Sunni is spying against us we then hold a brief trial for him,” Abu Rami said, adding that they have executed between 200 and 250 people in such cases.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.
Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.
The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.
In October, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies are seeking hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of stirring unrests in Syria once again.