The Ministry of Defense of the interim government has issued a decision to form a commission of inquiry on the release of the former recruiter of the Assad regime’s Fourth Division militia from the al-Bab military police branch.
“In response to the action of the head of the military police branch in al-Bab, Colonel Abdul Latif al-Ahmad, in relation to the case of the released accused Mohamed Hassan al-Mustafa, the minister is forming an interim military commission of inquiry,” the ministry said in a statement.
The statement added that the commission is composed of senior officers: Brigadier General Ahmed al-Kurdi, director of the military police department (as president), Brigadier General Abdullah al-Khoutabi (as a member), and Major Bashar al-Hammoud (as both a member and rapporteur).
The ministry stated that the commission’s task is to investigate the decision to release colonel Abdul Latif al-Ahmad from the accused recruit Mohammed al-Mustafa, who is being held by the al-Bab military police branch on charges of defamation, murder, and rape.
The statement noted that the commission would complete its investigations within a maximum of 72 hours. This timeframe could be extended only once. After this, the subject will be submitted to the Minister of Defense for legal action.
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