Dangerous Places

Syria’s rebels form their own secret police

“Just the mention of the word would send shivers down the spine of Syrians: ‘mukhabarat’, or secret police.

Abuses by President Bashar al-Assad’s feared security units were among the reasons Syrians took to the streets in March 2011, leading to an uprising that has become a civil war.”

Source: Syria’s rebels form their own secret police | Reuters

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