A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday unanimously upheld a $413 million default judgment against Syria that stems from a terror group’s beheading of two American military contractors in Iraq.

Video of the murders of Olin “Jack” Armstrong and Jack Hensley widely circulated on the Internet in 2004. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and the terrorist group al-Qaida claimed responsibility for the beheadings. Zarqawi was killed in a U.S. air strike in June 2006.

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