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Assad’s brother-in-law Assef Shawkat confirmed dead

The brother-in-law of Syrian President Bashir al-Assad, who also is the troubled nation’s former intelligence chief, is dead after an apparent assassination attack Sunday in Damascus, Syrian opposition leaders tell U.S. News & World Report. The Free Syrian Army, an armed opposition group that has been fighting Assad’s military for months, said Sunday it had [...]
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Who were Dawoud Rajha and Asef Shawkat?

News : BlogPost (3 years ago)

A suicide bomb in Damascus killed two of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s top security officials, the Post reported, and the opposition Free Syrian Army claimed responsibility for the attack. Dawoud Rajha and Asef Shawkat were rep... Read Post

Speculation over 'killing' of Assad brother-in-law

News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

BEIRUT — Speculation was rife on Wednesday among Syrian anti-regime activists over the alleged "killing" of President Bashar al-Assad's brother-in-law who is also Syria's deputy defence minister. Assef Shawkat, former head of milita... Read Post

Syria: Bomb Kills Core Assad Regime Officials

News : The Coming Crisis (3 years ago)

The brother-in-law of Syrian president Bashar al Assad and his defence minister are among three senior officials killed in a Damascus bomb attack.Assef Shawkat and defence chief Daoud Rajha died in the blast at a meeting of senior s... Read Post


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