Jabhat Al-Nusra publically executes two men in Yarmouk


Zakariah Mir’i, 27

Jabhat Al-Nusra, which continues to occupy 60 percent of Yarmouk, executed on December 10th two residents of the camp. In what was its first execution of the kind, Zakariah Mir’i and Shadi Abu Siam were publically executed on charges of blasphemy.

This gruesome act is further evidence, as though any were needed, of Nusra’s barbarity.

This follows a series of increasingly ugly impositions by Jabhat Al-Nusra on the camp.
Perhaps the most tragic aspect of this slaughter was that one of the victims, Zakariah, had defected from a regime allied militia out of a deep sense of obligation and affinity towards the Syrian revolution. He leaves behind his two little daughters and a brother currently languishing in a regime prison.

Below is a link to the graphic video of their execution. Let it stand as testament of Nusra’s betrayal of those who refused to be complicit in the slaughter of a nation.


-Talal Alyan

Talal is a Palestinian-American writer based in Brooklyn. He tweets here.

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