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Former Syrian official who obtained asylum in Germany turns humanitarian worker

A former leader in the ruling Syrian Al-Baath party and former armed militia leader has joined the humanitarian work after arriving in Germany and obtaining temporary protection, a well-informed source told Zaman al-Wasl.
Amal Ezzo, 55, who lives in the city of Gostrof in the province of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in northern Germany, has started working with the “Get AKTIV-Mv” project, which is supported by several humanitarian organizations and associations, including the Migrant Organizations Network in Mecklenburg, the working group for immigrants and refugees in the state of Mecklenburg. Saxony, and the Tolerance Youth Organization", all of which are specialized in integrating refugees into society and erasing the horror of war from them, according to Zaman al-Wasl source.

"Zaman Al-Wasl" obtained a video clip of "Ezzo" during her meeting with a number of female refugees and refugees as part of a humanitarian project, in which she talks after introducing herself about the organization's project and provides a detailed explanation of it in German.
The Zaman al-Wasl team to investigate those accused of war crimes was the first to reveal the presence of Ezzo in Germany, despite taking all necessary precautions, staying away from cameras, concealing her identity and her previous work as a leader in the Baath Party branch in Damascus, which may hint that Ezzo is on a special mission in Germany, especially since she is fluent in German even before arriving Germany.

Through research and investigation, the investigation team was able to obtain certificates and photos confirming the participation of "Ezzo" in military activities in Syria through its supervision of armed brigades in support of the Baath Party, in conjunction with its responsibilities for training children to fight and carry weapons within the "Union of Revolution Youth" organization for the expedition.
Ezzo appeared in July 2014, accompanied by officers of the regime's army, at the graduation ceremony of a military course (National Preparation Camp for Damascus Youth), in which 355 young men and girls affiliated with the Baath Party, some of whom were minors, participated. 

The course included training in light weapons and close combat. In addition to the Baathist party education, which proves its involvement in the recruitment and training of minors to participate in combat operations with the Assad army and its affiliated militias.

Ezzo is originally from Al-Mabouja village near the desert city of Salamiyah and a member of the board of directors of the Iran-backed and funded Al-Quds International Foundation and the terrorist Iranian Revolutionary Guards, whose board of directors is chaired by Bashar al-Assad's advisor Buthaina Shaaban.

Zaman Al-Wasl previously published photos confirming Ezzo's return to Damascus in 2019, and her attendance at the Al-Quds Foundation's Board of Directors meeting, despite her residency in Germany and receiving temporary protection from the German Department of Immigration and Foreigners.

Throughout the 11-year-long war, an estimated 500,000 people have been killed and millions displaced. Syria today is reeling from a crippling economic crisis, while President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus remains in power with military support from Russia, Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah.

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