Suleiman’s case is a microcosm: a glaring reminder that Syria under the Assads is a police state run by an assortment of gangsters and warlords who operate outside of the law.
Sweden and Kuwait call for a vote on Thursday on a UN resolution ordering a 30-day ceasefire throughout Syria to allow the delivery of aid and evacuations.
Khan Shaykhun, reeling from a suspected chemical attack which killed more than 70 people on Tuesday, was again hit by at least five air strikes on Wednesday.
One air strike hit a rebel-held area near the capital Damascus, while another one hit a prison in Idlib province.
The Bashar al Assad regime announced that troops had entered the area, just days after taking the surrounding mountains. The regime had recaptured the city from Daesh in March 2016 only to lose it again in December.
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