Douma rebels execute shabiha leader

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The Syrian regime targeted the city of Douma with surface-to-surface missiles Tuesday in what residents are calling a “massacre” in response to a local rebel group’s execution of a regime militia leader. “It's clear that the regime's bombing of Douma is a response to the killing of the head of the Jaish al-Wafa, who was executed on Monday,” Ayman Abu Anas, a member of the Douma LCC, told Syria Direct Wednesday. Jaish al-Wafa is a pro-regime militia made up primarily of fighters from the East Ghouta suburbs, and Douma city in particular, reported pro-opposition All4Syria Tuesday. The most powerful rebel brigade in East Ghouta, Jaish al-Islam, crucified Jaish al-Wafa leader Abu Suleiman a-Deiri on Monday, reported All4Syria. It was not clear whether he had been executed beforehand. In Tuesday's attack, “the Civil Defense has documented until now, by name and by photograph, 23 people who died because of the [regime] bombing,” Mahmud Adam, spokesman for the rescue organization, told Syria Direct Wednesday.