Shocking video footage has emerged from Syria which allegedly shows a man being buried alive after he was caught filming security forces.

The You Tube footage is unverified and we've decided not to show all of the material because we feel it's simply too graphic and upsetting. You can see in the corner of the screen the man - who hasn't been named – wearing a black blindfold with his head just above the dirt and rocks.

It looks like the men standing around him are government troops and their commander. You can hear him begging for his life while the soldiers throw several shovels of dirt over his head until he's completely buried. We don't know if the man is dead or alive.

These disturbing images are only set to compound the world's anger against Syria as human rights activists claim that another 100 people have been killed in recent violence between government troops and rebel forces fighting against President Assad's regime.