Assad’s militiamen in western rural Hama killed two women and burned their bodies after they refused to pay them money to be allowed to harvest their crops.
According to local media outlets, the victims were killed by a group of militiamen, widely known as the shabiha forces, headed by Qassar Al-Daba’an near the town of Al-Jilama on Tuesday.
Local activists said that Al-Daba’an shot the two women and ordered their bodies to be thrown in the fire they set to the crops the two women intended to harvest.
The town of Al-Jilama is located on the Al-Suqaylabiyah-Muharda road in western rural Hama. It has been under the control of the Assad regime’s forces and local militiamen for years. Residents of the town are not allowed to return to their homes on the pretext that the town is adjacent to the liberated areas.
Farmers are allowed to reach their land to harvest their crops only after they pay huge sums of money amounting sometimes to 75 percent of the value of the annual yield. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)