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Germany withdraws asylum from Assad propagandist, AfD employee Kevork Almassian, intends to repatriate him to Syria: report

Jan 09, 2021

Germany intends to deport Assad propagandist, AfD employee Kevork Almassian back to Syria: report

Several media and human rights activists have confirmed a report from Germany’s Die Welt newspaper that the German Federal Ministry of Immigration and Refugees intends to withdraw asylum from Kevork Almassian, an Assad propagandist from Aleppo, now employed an MP of the Assad-allied neo-nazi AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) party.

Assad’s desperate attempt to revive reputation destined to fail

Jan 08, 2021

By Dr. Dania Koleilat Khatib, Arab News

Many people adopt new year’s resolutions. They usually involve quitting smoking, losing weight, spending more time with family or just being more positive. However, for Bashar Assad, his resolution seems to be to rebrand himself as a man of peace.

Nasrallah: Soleimani convinced Russia to intervene in Syria

Dec 28, 2020

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah has claimed that Qassem Soleimani, the late head of Iran’s Quds Force, was responsible for convincing Russia to intervene militarily in Syria.

Syrian figures urge Britain to impose sanctions on Assad and his wife

Dec 28, 2020

Ten prominent free Syrian political figures have sent a letter to Dominic Raab, the United Kingdom’s First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, urging him to impose sanctions on the regime of Bashar al-Assad, just as the United States did with the “Caesar Act” to protect the civilian population in Syria.

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.”

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