Eight years after Syrians decided to go to streets and demand their freedom from the Assads
who have been ruling the country with an iron fist for more than 40 years now, Hafez Assad
's statue returns to the city and remind its residents of the fact that the revolution did not end yet.
The Al Assads
created a pervasive apparatus where every ministry could be a ministry of fear, and multiple intelligence and security agencies -- known generically as the mukhabarat -- spied on and intimidated one another as well as the general population: "Assad
's Syria was a mukhabarat state whose intelligence agents didn't bother with the pretense of discretion," Abouzeid writes.
As Syrian president Bashar Al Assad
prosecutes his 18th year in office, he is presenting himself as a secular leader in a sea of extremism and terror.
It will give a "new perspective on the modern history of Syria" while telling the story of President Bashar Assad
and his wife.
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's regime in Syria has a pervasive government apparatus in which every ministry has become a place of fear.
In December 2016, Assads
forces captured rebel-held parts of the city of Aleppo, marking the governments biggest victory since the conflict began.
Its also pertinent to mention that an earlier report published in this newspaper informed that thousands of Pakistanis have left for Syria to fight along with Assads
The United States of America should be prepared to use military force, to strike military targets of the Assad
From 1974, the Assads
enjoyed Israel's latent protection.
States are fragmenting; a self-proclaimed caliphate has taken deep roots in Syria and Iraq, and now has a presence in many more countries around the world; a rising, still-revolutionary Iran is using proxy forces to destabilize nearly every Arab state; the old order embodied by the secular dynasties of the Mubaraks, Assads
and Gadhafis is shattered.
''Turkey, which turned itself into a jihadi freeway in its determination to bring down the Assads
,'' reminded David Gardner in the Financial Times, "has in practice boiled down its Syria policy to a single issue: how to stop Syrian Kurds capturing more territory along its southern border.''