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Hafez Assad

Maksim Othman
The Syrian coast has seen a younger generation of the Assad clan rise to power. Controlling smuggling routes and extortion rackets, Bashar’s cousins grew rich and powerful, at times challenging the regime itself.
Ahmad Al-Ahmad
Mohammad Makhlouf has reached a level of influence that no other official had reached in the era of Hafez al-Assad, because he could communicate with Hafez at any time and on any occasion. He also used to bribe state officials with exorbitant gifts.
Mohammad Fares
These are the facts of an incident narrated to me by a former employee of one of the companies owned by Rami Makhlouf; the maternal cousin of President Bashar al-Assad. The former employee refused to reveal his identity for personal reasons.
Mohammad Bassiki
Makhlouf’s debut on social media shows that the official outreach channels with the regime, including al-Assad himself and the actual decision-makers have closed, or at best no longer reachable…
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