Bashar al-Assad

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Syria’s barrel bomb experts in Russia to help with potential Ukraine campaign
Over 50 specialists skilled in delivering crude explosive working with Vladimir Putin’s forces, intelligence sources believe

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

22, May, 2022 @10:59 AM

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Massacre in Tadamon: how two academics hunted down a Syrian war criminal
After a rookie militiaman secretly watched a video of 41 people being brutally killed, he knew he had to get the horrific images to the outside world

Martin Chulov, Middle East correspondent

27, Apr, 2022 @1:00 AM

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Syria’s $1.5bn seizure of protesters’ property ‘akin to scare tactic’
Human rights group accuses Assad regime of profiting from detainees forced to sign away their rights, some while blindfolded

Ruth Michaelson

08, Apr, 2022 @6:15 AM

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‘It’s a kind of revenge’: Damascus suburb demolished as Assad builds a ‘new Syria’
Investigation reveals former rebel-held areas are being levelled under the guise of mine clearance to make way for high-end developments – leaving refugees nothing to return to

Kaamil Ahmed, Mais Katt, Mohammad Bassiki and Bashar Deeb

23, Mar, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Syria using maze of shell companies to avoid sanctions on Assad regime’s elite
Exclusive: documents seen by the Guardian prove Assad minister’s boast that evading financial sanctions has ‘become a Syrian craft’

Tessa Fox and Karam Shaar

22, Mar, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Syrians join Russian ranks in Ukraine as Putin calls in Assad’s debt
Analysis: Safe in his palace, Syrian leader appears to have given Moscow carte blanche to airlift his army

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

18, Mar, 2022 @2:47 PM

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Russia’s ‘warning’ of Ukraine’s biological weapons sounds just like Syria
Analysis: Putin used the same false justification for brutal bombings in Syria, in the glare of western media

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

09, Mar, 2022 @7:28 PM

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Assad regime’s grip on aid agencies in Syria must be addressed, says report
Resurgent Syria government forces control distribution and one militia has contract to rebuild city it destroyed, claims thinktank

Tessa Fox

14, Feb, 2022 @6:15 AM

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‘We thought we’d die’ – after their treacherous journeys, what awaits the refugees landing on British beaches?
Many of the thousands of people who attempt the deadly Channel crossing in tiny boats land in towns like Folkestone. Local resident James Harkin meets some on the shore

James Harkin

05, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Syrian survivors cling to hope Raslan case will mark end of regime’s impunity
Analysis: sentencing of former colonel to life by German court may not be last chink in Assad’s armour

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

14, Jan, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Jailing of Syrian intelligence officer ‘step towards justice’, say former detainees
Anwar Raslan’s conviction in Germany sends signal that Assad regime systematically uses torture, say detention system survivors

Ruth Michaelson

13, Jan, 2022 @3:25 PM

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German court to issue verdict against former Syrian intelligence officer
Ex-Syrian intelligence official Anwar Raslan is charged with crimes against humanity, rape and murder

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

12, Jan, 2022 @3:51 PM

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