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S2E1: Who is Halabi?
Episode 123rd October 2023 • The Syria Trials • 75 Podcasts
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On June 13th 2015, a diplomatic car made its way from France, through Germany and entered its final destination - Austria. The group in the car included members of the Austrian intelligence services - a man referred to only as White Milk. White Milk was, in fact, the cover name for a senior Syrian intelligence officer - who had worked within an intelligence system known for its violence and brutality.

So why was White Milk, real name Khaled al-Halabi,  effectively being smuggled between European countries?

Join host Fritz Streiff for the first episode of Season 2 of The Syria Trials - The Disappearing General. Over 11 episodes, we’ll tell the story of Halabi’s work within the Syrian intelligence system, his role in violently suppressing the peaceful Revolution and his escape to Europe, after his city fell out of regime control. Who really is Halabi? And why hasn’t he been arrested yet? 

The Syria Trials is a 75 Podcast production. This episode is hosted by Fritz Streiff, and produced by Sasha Edye-Lindner, with research and editorial support from Mais Katt. The narrative consultant for the Season was Robert Nicholson. The voiceovers were provided by Cyril Nehmé, Muhammad Bakri and Amr Hussien. It was mixed by Tobias Withers.

Support for our podcast comes from German Federal Foreign Office funds that are provided by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen IFA’s Zivik Funding Programme.

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