Idlib – Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) militants executed two civilians on Sunday in Idlib city. The condemned men were accused of spying for the regime in northwestern Syria.
JFS executed 39-year-old Muhammad Jabalak and 54-year-old Ammar al-Ali in central Idlib. “These two infidels have been cooperating with and spying for the Assad regime,” the jihadi group said in a public statement.
JFS is an Al-Qaeda splinter group, which until July was known as Jabhat al-Nusra. The group shares control of Idlib with several other Islamist rebel factions, including Ahrar al-Sham and Jaish al-Fateh.
The executions were reportedly carried out in a public square. The unfortunate men were shot in the back of the head while kneeling in front of their captors. According to local media activist Aiman al-Hussein, “the execution took place in front of hundreds of people.”
“The two men were executed right after being arrested. There had been no interrogation or material evidence [demonstrating] their involvement in any spying activities,” al-Hussein reported.
The lack of due process and the method of execution reportedly infuriated local residents. Al-Hussein told ARA News that “[Sunday’s] incident has angered the people of Idlib.”
Reporting by: Jamil Mukarram | Source: ARA News