Annsar Shahhoud has a master’s degree in Holocaust and genocide studies from the University of Amsterdam and NIOD Institute in Amsterdam. Her research focuses on state violence in Syria.
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Many Syrians are starting to discuss the morality of the Division’s economic practices, which are driving an even more severe wealth gap between rich and poor. While some perceive its activities as categorially abhorrent, others argue it is ending Sunni businessmen’s traditional dominance over the economy. Yet even these individuals criticize the distribution of wealth, which excludes the majority of the community and increases their economic vulnerability.
A two-year investigation based on leaked videos, open-source intelligence and exhaustive interviews with Assad regime intelligence officers who committed a massacre while filming themselves reveals the inner workings of Assad’s systematic and frequent massacres of civilians as an underreported tactic during Syria’s 11-year war.