Yesterday, a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) unit of the ‘Al-Daher Falcons’ arrested several members of the National Defence Forces (NDF) in eastern Hama, near the Aleppo-Salamiyah road.

Footage from the controversial incident shows the rough treatment given to the NDF captives with one of the SAA soldiers saying: “We brought you here to protect the people, not to steal from them.”

The NDF members have now been handed over to Syrian authorities and will face judicial prosecution; they stand charged of stealing and blackmailing civilians, along with one case of alleged kidnapping.

The National Defence Forces is a paramilitary pro-government branch; although not formally part of the SAA, they are supplied and armed by the Syrian Government.

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ziad welds

good because i heard from family members coming from syria about soldiers committing such crimes and stealing from ppl,one story is about a freind of the family who went to see about gathering his house hold belongings from his village that was besieged and he had to pay the the soldier money to let him in ,the next day as he came to get the rest of his stuff all of it was gone and one day he found his stuff being sold in some market and when he went to confront the seller he was told to take a… Read more »

Achillus
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Achillus

It’s a shame….

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

Such corrupted militias make the Syrian govt look probably meaner than they are, but what these SAA guys are making is not good at all, only cowards beat bonded persons… Well, if the bearded guy @0:02 was bad-a*s, the military guy would think twice before beating anyone in the future : it’d be the day he’d lost at least a part of his little finger, the guy had enough time to see the slap coming, to move his head and bite a finger…

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Ricardo Ferreira

nice job SAA!