On Tuesday, US State Department spokesperson Mark Toner said the United States would reconsider providing aid to Syrian rebel group Nour al-Din al-Zenki if reports are confirmed that members of the faction beheaded a child. The Free Syrian Army (FSA), Toner said, was putting together a commission to investigate the incident.
"The United States supports all the time some kind of rebel groups, and they call it opposition. This is not opposition. Because the opposition believes in dialogue and it is able and ready to engage in it. Any opposition with weapons means that they will continue terrorism in Syria…. The US must stop supporting them. We must reach the political solution and support war against terrorism, instead of supporting groups related to terrorism," Krydee said.
"This must be clear — when you have an opposition ready to talk about democratic change and political process, they never have knives and never kill anyone," Krydee said.
Earlier in July, a video emerged in the social media showing a boy of around 10 years old sitting on the back of a truck surrounded by several men accusing him of being a member of Liwa al-Quds, a Palestinian militia that supports the Syrian government. The second video emerged showing the boy’s murder.
The Syrian rebel group Nour al-Din al-Zenki is believed to have committed the murder. It posted a statement on its Facebook page calling the killing an "individual mistake" and promising to investigate it.