February 4, 2014
Rebels in Syria with ties to al-Qaeda have beheaded a man publically in front of children, an amateur video posted on the Internet showed.
The footage shows armed men in black standing outdoors in a circle around a man who is lying on the grass. One of the militants leans over the victim and appears to cut off his head with a small knife, cheered on by the others.
Once the head is detached, the militant holds it up and places it on the manâ€™s back before it rolls off and settles on the ground about a meter (3 ft) away from his body.