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Who’s Who: Fahd al-Masri

With people speculating about a change at the top of Syrian politics, Israeli author and Arab affairs specialist Edy Cohen has proposed that Fahd al-Masri, who has been involved with the opposition, could be a viable replacement.

Who’s Who: Mazloum Abdi

Mazloum Abdi is the leader of the Syrian Democratic Forces and has played a prominent role both on the battlefield and in diplomatic efforts with Western leaders.

Who’s Who: Hadi al-Bahra

Hadi al-Bahra is the co-president of the opposition’s side of the Constitutional Committee and has for a long time been central in opposition politics.

Who’s Who: Ahmad Nabil al-Kuzbari

Ahmad Nabil al-Kuzbari was named as the head of the regime delegation to Constitutional Committee, but prior to that he was known for chairing the Constitutional and Legislative Committee of the People’s Assembly.

Who’s Who: Luna al-Shibl

Luna al-Shibl has had a meteoric rise to prominence, from journalist at Al Jazeera to Assad’s Press Officer, but has also come into direct conflict with Assad’s wife.

Who’s who: Saqr Rustom

Saqr Rustom has become well known for his financial corruption, his confrontations with other loyalist and massacres carried out by group.

Who’s Who: Talal Dakkak

Talal Dakkak became known for his brutal acts, including feeding people to lions, but has now become a powerful business figure in Hama.

Who’s Who: Fadi al-Mallah

Fadi al-Mallah has been fighting with the regime since 2014 and has been accused of committing a number of human rights violations.

Who’s Who: Ali al-Shulli

Once a coffee seller and a petty thief, Ali al-Shulli is now a militia commander who has been accused of forcing girls into prostitution and committing massacres.

Who’s Who: Major-General Kifah al-Milhem

Major-General Kifah al-Milhem has been accused of killing thousands of people and has reportedly been made the head of the Military Intelligence Directorate.

Who’s Who: Mamoun Hamdan

During his time in the Ministry of Finanace, Mamoun Hamdan oversaw the seizures of assets belonging to tens of thousands of people.

Who’s Who: Muzoon Almellehan

As a refugee, Muzoon Almellehan has work tirelessly to secure education rights for young girls.

Who’s who: Alice Mofrej

Since the start of the uprising in 2011, Alice Mufarrej has worked to reduce violence and promote the voice of women in Syria.

Who’s Who: Miraj Ural

Miraj Ural, who is accused of various massacres, in particular in Baniyas, is used by the Syrian regime in its conflict against Turkey. He was recently wounded following an ambush on his convoy

Who’s Who: Hisham Khuzami

Hisham Khuzami has been working on both sides of the conflict to secure the release of prisoners

Who’s Who: Zaina Erhaim

Zaina Erhaim is a Syrian journalist and activist and one of the few people who has been able to report from within the country.