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Assad & head of Syrian Military Intelligence loses appeal, family wins more than $400 Million in compensation


WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has dismissed a Syrian attempt to block a $400 million award to the families of two American contractors beheaded by Al Qaida in Iraq.

Syria was represented by former Attorney General Ramsey Clark in an appeal that was heard in November 2010. The families of Armstrong and Hensley sued Assad, military intelligence and its director Assaf Chawkat, accusing them of providing material support to Al Qaida and particularly its late commander Abu Mussib Al Zarqawi.

Click here to read the article by WorldTribune.com

Syrian Emergency Task Force update:

Martin McMahon is currently speaking on behalf of the Syrian Emergency Task Force at the Syrian American Council’s Freedom for Syria Day today in Washington D.C.  He is discussing our own lawsuit that was filed on May 11th, against leaders in the Syrian government responsible for killing and torturing the Syrian people.

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