A foreign ministry source collaborating with the revolution has confirmed that a number of diplomats and administrators working in the office of former Vice President Farouk al-Sharaa have been returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, after the regime closed his office.
All visits to Sharaa's home have also been prohibited without strict security clearance. The source pointed out that the Director of Vice President's Office, Ambassador Deeb Abu Latif, and Political Adviser, ambassador Tawfik Salloum, as well as media advisor, Abdul Salam Hijab, ceremonies official, Ayman Salman, as well as some administrative staff and a number of drivers were returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while all cars and guards were returned to the Republican Palace.
The source revealed that Colonel Mazen Basma, an officer with the Republican Guard and Sharaa's security guard, has been removed from his position some time ago and appeared among the security convoy of the Republican Guard officers during a recent visit by Assad to Sednaya.
Sharaa's personal guard, Hassan Zakaria, is still under arrest, along with three other members of his family, namely: Fayez Zakaria and Dirar Zakaria, who were working in the Foreign Ministry and in Sharaa's office. The body of Anas Zakaria, who was the driver of the Director of Administrative and Financial Affairs in the Foreign Ministry, was handed over to his family after he was killed under torture.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer