#Assad

Al-Maliki praises Soleimani's "pivotal role" in propping up Assad, says "We are all resistance"

Dec 26, 2020

In an interview with Iran’s state Al-Alam channel, former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki emphasized what he called the pivotal role of the late Iranian Quds Force commander, Qassem Soleimani, in the Syrian crisis, praising the killing and destruction of the Syrian people and their cities by the latter.

Assad regime tightens screws in Deir Ezzor, conscripting its own militia members, while Iran's militias lure recruits with drugs, higher pay: report

Dec 21, 2020

The Syrian regime's army in Deir Ezzor governorate is trying to compensate for its human losses after long battles its forces have fought against the Syrian opposition factions in various Syrian cities, in addition to recent attacks on its army forces blamed on Daesh (ISIS), by imposing forced recruitment on young men in the area.

Assad regime forces Palestinian torture victims’ families to sign death certificates giving ‘heart attack’ as cause of death: report

Dec 20, 2020

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) has quoted a number of families of Palestinian victims of torture killed in Assad regime prisons as stating that regime security personnel forced them to sign forged reports and death certificates issued by the infamous Tishreen Military Hospital claiming that their family members had died as a result of a ‘heart attack’.

Dozens of Assad shabiha end up as refugees in the Netherlands, alarming Syrians: "These are the people we fled from.": Dutch newspaper

A shabih named as 'Bashar' (center), now in the Netherlands, pictured with a German Shepherd dog and two colleagues at a checkpoint run by Branch 215 in Damascus. Photo from Facebook, 2016

Translation of report from NRC Handelsblad, Netherlands, published on November 4. Original (in Dutch) below.

Regime insiders report Republican Palace tensions that are difficult to "patch up"

Dec 02, 2020

Syrian tycoon and former senior Assad regime official Firas Tlass has reported claims from regime insiders of tensions between Syria’s dictator Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asmaa, which the insiders say are difficult to “patch up.”

Tlass, the son of former Assad regime defence minister Mustafa Tlass, who now lives in exile in Europe, asked in a post on Facebook: “Will the Russians intervene to control things? I don’t know".

Assad’s forces arrests more young men in rural Damascus for forcible conscription

Nov 22, 2020

The Assad regime's security forces arrested nine young men from the western countryside of Damascus, while they were trying to flee towards Lebanese territory to escape compulsory service with the regime army.

According to SY24’s correspondent in Damascus, “The arrests took place last Thursday and Friday, when the regime’s operatives stationed at a checkpoint in the Rankous area in the Damascus countryside arrested six young men on Thursday and three on Friday, with their names being shown [on a searchlist] as all having failed to perform their mandatory service.”

Germany grants asylum to one of Bashar Al-Assad's bodyguards: report

Nov 13, 2020

One of Bashar al-Assad’s personal bodyguards has reportedly claimed refugee status in Germany, despite being involved in perpetrating heinous crimes against Syrian dissidents, even arresting and handing over members of his own family to Assad's forces to be punished for their participation in anti-regime demonstrations.

Two brothers among 1,770 Palestinian refugees 'disappeared' in Assad's prisons: AGPS

Oct 29, 2020

Palestinian brothers Waseem and Anas Mahmoud Muhahi have been secretly held in Syrian regime dungeons since October 2012. Both were kidnapped from Yarmouk Camp for Palestinian refugees south of Damascus.

The Action Group for Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) reports that the whereabouts and conditions of both brothers are shrouded in mystery, adding that dozens of members of the extended family had been subjected to imprisonment and fatal torture in the Assad regime’s prisons.

Infamous Assad regime torturer given refugee status in Sweden: report

Sweden has reportedly awarded refugee status to a senior Syrian regime interrogator, known to have personally tortured dozens of Syrians dissidents to death in the regime's infamous 'Palestine Branch' prison in Damascus and supervised the torture of hundreds more.

Japanese researcher, activist dedicates Master's thesis on Assad's genocide to Syrian freedom

After three years of hard work and research, Ichiko Yamada, a Japanese researcher, obtained a Master’s degree from the University of Tokyo specializing in Genocide Studies with a thesis entitled ‘A Study on the Mechanism of Genocide Within the Broader Concept - The Issue of Genocide Against Civilians in the Syrian Revolution’.

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