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    Assad investigates corrupt officers, Syria's warlords

    | 2017-09-13 11:27:20
    Assad investigates corrupt officers, Syria's warlords

    (Zaman Al Wasl)- The Republican Palace, Bashar al-Assad's ruling office, has opened an urgent investigation tracking corrupt officers over arms sales and dealings with ISIS and rebels, well-informed source told Zaman al-Wasl.

    A committee formed by Assad to lessen the anger of pro-regie community and army officers who fight on the battlefields while fellow officers turn on warlords.

    Recent reports said General brigadier Ghanem Saqqur sold ISIS tens of arms shipments in the eastern countryside of Homs. A military vehicle loaded with weapon after Eid al-Adha holiday caught by intelligence in eastern Homs, source said. 

    Most corrupt officers are from the coastal region, the historic homeland of Assad's family 

    In July, the military intelligence arrested M. General Sulaiman al-Salama, head of the army's supplies directorate, over corruption allegations.

    Corruption has never been a stranger to the Syrian state, as it exists in every state sector, institution, ministry and especially in its judicial sector, according to al-Araby al-Jadeed.
    This corruption witnessed and known by every Syrian is nothing compared to the corruption that occurred when the Syrian Revolution began. It opened new doors for corrupt, especially for military officers.

    Activists said the anti-corruption campaign followed a Russian advice to Assad to lessen the anger of his loyalists and families of slain soldiers.

    On July 7, the Officers Security Branch (293), with direct order from Assad, had also arrested M. General Abdel Basset Loki, the head of Missions administration over fake deals and the embezzlement of $80 mn. 

    Keywords:  Syria
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