#Shabiha

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.

War criminal, senior thug in Assad’s ‘National Defense’ militia set to receive Belgian citizenship: report

Jun 25, 2020

The continuing investigative and monitoring operations to track war criminals carried out by Zaman al-Wasl have revealed that one of the most prominent and corrupt regime operatives in Salmiya in Hama governorate, identified as Hussein Abu Habla, who was involved in numerous crimes against humanity is now a resident in the Belgian capital, Brussels, and seems set to receive Belgian citizenship.

Shabiha attack Druze youths in Latakia for refusing to fight for Assad

May 29, 2015

Druze youths studying at a Latakia university were severely beaten in a sectarian attack reportedly spurred by Druze opposition to the regime’s mandatory military service

“A number of Suweida youth were severely beaten by a group of attackers calling themselves the ‘Shabiha of the Coast’,” the pro-opposition Siraj Press reported Friday.

Several anti-regime media outlets covered the attack, which happened in Teshrin University’s Technical Institute for Veterinary Studies in the southern Latakia suburb of Sanawbar.