Assad


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Assad

1. Hafiz al ('hafIz [+ae]l). born 1928, Syrian statesman and general; president of Syria (1971--2000)
2. his son, Bashar al (b[+ae]$&[+ae]l). born 1965, Syrian statesman; president of Syria from 2000
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The Alawites have historically been the group most loyal to the Assad family, and have reaped the benefits of aligning with the government.
Still, the Obama administration's accommodation of Iran in Syria did not prevent it from speaking loudly and incessantly about the Assad regime's war crimes and its lack of legitimacy.
Safe zones for the Syrians could only happen when you have stability and security, where you don't have terrorists, where you don't have flow and support of those terrorists by the neighboring countries or by Western countries," Assad (https://www.
Israel Hayom has learned from a senior Egyptian official that Syrian President Bashar Assad secretly sent his three children out of Syria to an unknown destination in Western Europe last week.
Russia has been a major ally of Assad while the United States, which backs rebels seeking to overthrow Assad, has called for him to leave power.
In December, Assad said he would "gladly resign" if he failed to receive popular support in the next election.
First, it will increase Russia's leverage over Assad.
And Assad yesterday thanked Russia for "standing up for the unity of Syria and its independence".
There were and still are very good reasons to consider the Assad regime the root cause of the entire Syrian crisis.
5m-strong Alawite community in Syria is opposed to the Assad clan.
In war-torn Syria, Bashar Assad has been reelected for another seven-year term.
Assad formally submitted his nomination to Syria's constitutional court to stand in an election which his Western and Arab foes have dismissed as a parody of democracy amid the turmoil of Syria's civil war.