New video from Syria shows a man on the brink of death laying face down in a corner of an abandoned building with his hands tied behind his back. The man has his whole body covered with blood and bruises, a testament to brutal torture he had been subjected to.
When the video starts, two captors take turns at repeatedly stabbing and slashing at the victim with a dagger. You can tell that the victim is still alive as he responds to inflicted pain by bending his knees and trying to turn. Later, the captors proceed to cut his fingers off but couldn’t find an efficient way to do it, so all they did was saw into his bone. One of the last delivered stabs appears to have severed the femoral artery as blood starts spurting in copious amount from the victim’s thigh.
According to Best Gore member DerSteppenwolf, in the beginning of the video, the guy with the knife says:
What do they want? Freedom? Here is your goddamn freedom…
Based on that, one could speculate that the captors were some vigilante punishers of terrorist mercenaries from the ranks of oppressed civilians, but there is some Allahu Akbar in the mix too so who knows, really. Terrorists have been caught several times in the past mimicking Syrians.