Regime Army Arrests Top General Over Corruption Claims

Gen. Sulaiman al-Salama is the second high-ranking military officer to be arrested on corruption allegations in the past month, Zaman al-Wasl reports

Syrian military intelligence has arrested the army's top supplies official, Gen. Sulaiman al-Salama, over corruption allegations, a source told Zaman al-Wasl on Sunday. Salama is the second top general to be arrested within a month.

On July 7, President Bashar al-Assad ordered the arrest of Gen. Abdel Basset Loki, the head of missions administration, over fake dealing and the embezzlement of $80 million.

Corruption has never been a stranger to the Syrian state, as it exists in every government sector, institution, ministry and especially in its judicial sector, according to U.K.-based newspaper Al-Araby al-Jadeed.

This corruption increased dramatically after the Syrian revolution began, opening new doors for exploitation, especially among military officers.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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