Wasim Badi al-Assad, a cousin of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, appeared in a live video, to speak and reveal more details about the circumstances of the killing of his two nieces, Retaj Badi al-Assad.
Wasim admitted that the murderer is the preacher of his niece, Heba, confirming that he is an officer in the Ministry of the Interior, with the rank of lieutenant, describing him as a "petty officer".
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Al-Assad revealed that the reason for the killing was that his cousin broke her engagement to the man, so he entered the house on the family, and shot all those present, so the two girls, Heba, 24, and Nour 14, were killed immediately.
Assad described the killer as "of low morals", saying that he died in the family with a certain relative, but that he did not reveal it. He said the killer was named Wiam Zayoud, a senior lieutenant in the police force. Assad thanked the person who helped hand the killer over to the security forces, and said that he was called (Bashar Mahfouz) and promised him protection, he said.
Wiam Zayoud, an officer in the Syrian regime army, had raided the house of his fiancée, Heba, in Qirdaha, affiliated with the Syrian Lattakia, at dawn on Friday, and shot his fiancée and all of her family members, killing his fiancée and her sister, and then injuring their brother and still lying in intensive care Until now.
Qirdaha, which is the stronghold of the Assad family, shook at the horror of the crime, especially since the two girls are cousins of the head of the Syrian regime, to the mother’s side. And the news of his arrest spread on the day after committing the crime, so the supporters of the Syrian regime published the photos of the murdered officer after his arrest, along with a photo of his military identity that identifies him as an officer in the Assad police.
Wasim al-Assad, the uncle of the two girls, is a militia leader who is deployed on the Syrian coast and in some areas of Homs, Aleppo, and the southern countryside of Damascus, and he is accused of committing crimes against Syrians who rise up against the Assad regime.