Aleppo militias become major test for Assad

carolyn.simon@hrc.org June 22, 2017 0

Earlier this month, thirteen-year-old Ahmed Jawish leant into a car to peddle gum and crackers from an Aleppo kerbside and something went terribly awry. The driver, a man wearing military fatigues, pulled out a gun and shot the child in the head. The murder, which took place in the upscale Mogambo district of western Aleppo, shocked the public, and prompted even Bashar al-Assad’s most loyal supporters to call on the Syrian president to rein in the city’s unaccountable pro-regime militias

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Aleppo militias become major test for Assad

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