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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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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

Who were Dawoud Rajha and Asef Shawkat?

News : BlogPost (2 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

Syria: Bomb Kills Core Assad Regime Officials

News : The Coming Crisis (2 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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