The video, which is considered highly unusual, has fueled rumors that cracks in the brutal Damascus regime are widening and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's own armed forces are beginning to rile against his cruelty towards their fellow countrymen.
In the past few weeks, several soldiers who have refused orders to shoot protesters, have been sentenced to death by a firing squad and executed.
"I am (lieutenant) Abd al-Razzaq Muhammad Talas, an officer in Division 5, the 15th Brigade, Regiment 852. This is my military ID… I'm from the city of Rastan, near Homs. I joined the army to protect the people… but after the crimes we have witnessed against the people of Dara'a I cannot remain in my post," the officer says in the video.
Talas goes on to describe how he witnessed the killing of protesters by members of his division as well as "a massacre" of dissidents by 9th Division troops.
"Where is your conscience?" he reproached other officers.
Meanwhile media outlets worldwide have reported that a Syrian blogger known to criticize Assad's regime has been kidnapped in broad daylight, by what has been described as "a group of armed men." The Blogger, Amina Araff, is a Syrian-American national.