“Even the Free Syrian Army officers who were present and who did not approve of this did not have time to react”
It all happened very quickly, to the point that even the officers who were present and who did not approve of this did not have time to react. The Free Syrian Army soldiers who carried out the execution were almost in an alternate state. They had just lost 17 of their comrades in fights with this very clan, comrades whose corpses were still lying on the field of combat. They held the Berris, and notably Zeinou Berri, responsible for these deaths, because his clan had joined the regular army to fight against the Free Syrian Army.The execution was horrific. It is of course shocking that it happened in such a summary manner. But I understand the reaction of the Free Syrian Army soldiers. The losses they had suffered blinded them. I don't know if this kind of excess will happen again, and I hope not, but we are in wartime and it is not always easy for combatants to react in a reasonable manner.
“The opposition has its own justice, its own tribunals”
Those who were executed in this video are not simple civilians, but rather pillars of the regime. The Berri clan is known for recruiting “chabbihas” (militiamen working for the regime) to attack opposition activists.The opposition has its own justice, its own tribunals. Those very close to the regime, like Berri, and who have blood on their hands, have long been on the list of those condemned to die. The Free Syrian Army does not kill innocent people.We do not believe in any international justice. Even if Bashar al-Assad had fallen from power, no tribunal would dare convict him. We do not want to wait years, like other countries have, for prosecutions that will not avenge our dead.