Samstag, 25. Mai 2019

Portraits of war criminals by The Syrian Observer

The Syrian Observer has published some insightful biographies of functionaries of the Assad regime.

The latest portrait published is the one of Ali Al-Shulli.

From being a coffee seller before 2011, Ali al-Shulli rose quickly in his journey to become a fearful militia commander, benefiting from the regime’s need for people like him to defeat the Syrian uprising. Al-Shulli’s name is linked to the worst kind of crimes throughout the past eight years.
Before the uprising, Ali al-Shulli was a young man known for late-night fighting outside cabarets and nightclubs near his hometown of Ayn al-Krum in the Ghab plain. He sometimes sold coffee on his bicycle, worked as a smuggler and sometimes as a paid broker for petty thefts.

You can read the rest of the post and find other intersting biographies via the below link:

Freitag, 24. Mai 2019

Case 19: "vehicle park"

Two unarmed men are captured by soldiers or militiamen and taken to a location that resembles a vehicle park. The armed men wear woodland camo fatigues, some of them with sneakers. Two armed plain-clothed men join them at the end of the video. The unarmend men are beaten, kicked, flogged with a belt and trampled on.
Interesting detail: a shoulder-sleeve insignia is visible with the patch of an anchor and (possible) sergeant insignia.

Dienstag, 21. Mai 2019

Case 18: Falaqa 3

Three men in mingled military/civilian clothing flog the feet of a blindfoldet person lying on the ground while being filmed by a fourth person.

Montag, 20. Mai 2019

Case 17: "militia infight (?)"

Unknown date and location. A young man in military fatigues is stripped off his clothes and beaten, kicked and choked with a noose. Context unclear. Several other soldiers and/or militia man are in the yard of what seems to be army barracks, they are wearing woodland camo fatigues and also T-Shirts with digital camo and also civilian t-shirts.