For the 2nd time in 2 weeks, a woman was arrested and executed by the Al-Qaeda linked “Al-Nusra Front” (Jabhat Al-Nusra) on charges of “prostitution” and “adultery” in the Idlib Governorate. The unidentified woman was forced to confess her alleged “crimes” on video and then she was summarily executed by members of the Al-Nusra Front in the village of Ma’arat Musreen.
Continuing their reign of terror, the Al-Nusra Front flogged a young man for the alleged crime of “insulting the Prophet Muhammad.” The young man was brutally beaten and forced to confess his crimes in front of the villagers. A civilian source added that this event occurred at the village of Joozif in the Al-Zawiyya Mountains (Jabal Al-Zawiyya) of western Idlib.
The Al-Nusra Front has increased its brutality towards the civilians of Idlib, following their successful campaign to eliminate the Syrian Revolutionaries Front’s (SRF) presence in this province. With the SRF’s leader, Jamaal Ma’arouf”, retreating to Turkey along with his fighters, the Al-Nusra Front has monopolized the operations against the Syrian Arab Army inside the province; this includes the current offensive at the Abu Al-Dhuhour Airbase and the capture of Wadi Al-Deif base in December 2014.