- Sky News obtains a video posted on a UK man's Instagram account that shows jihadist rebels shooting dead a prisoner.
By Tom Rayner
2 May 2014
Video has emerged implicating British fighters in Syria in an apparent war crime.
Footage uncovered by researchers at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) shows jihadist rebels killing a prisoner, said to be a loyalist of President Bashar al Assad.
The incident is thought to have happened in the last two weeks near Raqqa in northern Syria.
The footage was posted on the Instagram account of a man believed to be from London.
The caption accompanying the video describes the prisoner as one of "Bashar [al Assad's] dogs" and says the killing was retribution for the deaths of four fellow rebels and the rape of a woman.
The ICSR monitors the social media accounts of hundreds of foreign fighters inside Syria.