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.
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