Armed Terrorist Group Member Confesses to Exploiting Protests in Baba Amro Area, Committing Massacres against Army & Security Forces
Mohannad Zogheib, a member of an armed terrorist group, confessed to exploiting protests in Baba Amro area in Homs governorate and committing heinous massacres against members of army and security forces.
In his confessions, aired by the Syrian TV on Sunday, Zogheib said that he was recruited by a man called Nader Abu al-Zahab who gave him a hunting rifle and 20 rounds, promising him 10,000 Syrian pounds and an AK47 rifle later.
Zogheib said that he was part of one out of three groups, and that his group waited for a protest heading towards al-Sultaniya Mosque to reach a security checkpoint and when an unarmed officer asked the protestors to turn back, Abu al-Zahab gave the signal for the groups to open fire, killing the officer along with two soldiers.
He said that they opened fire on the checkpoint for 30 minutes, after which another member of his group called Nader al-Souri climbed to a nearby vantage point and fired on the security personnel at the checkpoint, killing them all.
Zogheib said that the two other groups arrived later and collected the weapons, helmets and equipment of the murdered security personnel, at which point they heard gunfire and headed towards its source, where they discovered that a member of their group dead with a wounded security officer nearby, at which point a man called Anwar al-Joni grabbed a large construction block and hit the officer in the head with it, while Nader Abu al-Zahab fired two rounds into the officer’s legs.
He added that they loaded the injured officer’s body in a pickup truck carrying the body of the first officer killed during the attack, along with another wounded officer, and they took them to a farm in al-Sultaniya hill.
Zogheib inquired later about the fate of the two wounded officers, and he was told that they were slaughtered and that they disposed of one of the bodies near al-Dawwar area in Baba Amro, while the other was dragged by a tractor then returned to the place where he was killed.