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Bashar al-Assad

Born: September 11, 1965 (age 51) in Damascus

Bashar al-Assad

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Bashar Hafez al-Assad is the President of Syria, commander-in-chief of Syrian Armed Forces, General Secretary of the ruling Ba'ath Party and Regional Secretary of the party's branch in Syria.

He has served as President since 2000, when he succeeded his father, Hafez al-Assad, who led Syria for 30 years until his death.

Assad graduated from the medical school of Damascus University in 1988, and started to work as a doctor in the army.

Four years later, he attended postgraduate studies at the Western Eye Hospital, in London, specializing in ophthalmology.

In 1994, after his elder brother Bassel was killed in a car crash, Bashar was recalled to Syria to take over Bassel's role as heir apparent.

He entered the military academy, taking charge of the Syrian occupation of Lebanon in 1998.

In December 2000, Assad married Asma Assad, born Akhras.

Assad was reconfirmed by the national electorate as President of Syria in 2000 and 2007, after the People's Council of Syria had voted to propose the incumbent uncontested each time.

The form of government Assad presides over is an authoritarian regime.


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Covert CIA Syria Program Started by Obama Ended by Trump

A covert CIA program in Syria meant to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad will be ended by President Donald Trump, a win for Russian officials who sought..
Newsmax

'Trump ends CIA support for anti-Assad Syria rebels'

The Trump administration has decided to halt the CIA's covert program to equip and train certain rebel groups fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. US officials said, a move..
All India Radio Also reported by •ReutersDNAReuters India

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News video: Parents Of Kidnapped U.S. Journalist Tice Renew Plea For Release

Parents Of Kidnapped U.S. Journalist Tice Renew Plea For Release 00:50

Reuters has reported that the parents of a U.S. journalist kidnapped in Syria nearly five years ago issued a new plea for his release on Thursday. Austin Tice, a freelance reporter and former U.S...
Source: Wochit Headline News -

News video: Trump to End CIA Program That Armed Syrian Rebels

Trump to End CIA Program That Armed Syrian Rebels 01:18

President Trump is phasing out a covert program to give moderate Syrian rebels weapons.
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News video: Trump is shutting down a secret CIA program in Syria

Trump is shutting down a secret CIA program in Syria 02:40

In a move that reflects his interest in working with Russia, President Trump has decided to end a covert CIA program supporting Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad.
Source: The Washington Post - Affiliate -

News video: Casualties Reported in Regime Artillery Shelling in Northern Hama Province

Casualties Reported in Regime Artillery Shelling in Northern Hama Province 01:08

Syrian artillery shelling was reported in the opposition-held town of al-Lataminah, located in the northern Hama province, on July 16. At least one child was reportedly killed and several others were..
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News video: With Assad, the Enemy That We Know May Be More Manageable Than the Enemy That We Don't

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As policymakers in the U.S. continue to deliberate their next steps to combat Bashar al-Assad, they would be best served by first reflecting on the lessons learned in the aftermath of the removals of..
Source: Rumble -

 

Trump reportedly ending CIA plan to arm Syrian rebels

U.S. President Donald Trump is reportedly halting the CIA's years-long covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the regime of the nation's president Bashar al-Assad.
CBC.ca Also reported by •Seattle TimesNewsy

Syria war: Trump 'ends CIA arms programme for rebels'

syria war: trump 'ends cia arms programme for rebels'
US officials say the move is part of an effort to improve ties with Russia, Bashar al-Assad's ally.
BBC News

Donald Trump scraps covert CIA program to arm Syrian rebels

US President Donald Trump has decided to end a secret CIA operation to support Syrian rebels fighting the regime of Bashar al-Assad, The Washington Post reports. Assad ally Russia had long pushed for..
Deutsche Welle Also reported by •Seattle TimesNewsyZero Hedge

Here's Why The US Just Took 'Rebranded' Al-Nusra Front Off Terror Watch-Lists

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Authored by Nauman Sadiq vioa OrientalReview.org, According to a recent report by CBC Canada, *al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, which was formerly known as al-Nusra Front and then Jabhat Fateh..
Zero Hedge

Seismic Shift In Syria: Trump Ends Covert Obama-era CIA Program Which Sent Arms To Jihadists

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In what may be one of the most significant foreign policy decisions of his first year in office, Trump is shutting down the CIA's covert program to arm rebels fighting the Syrian government. *This..
Zero Hedge

Trump ends bid to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow

trump ends bid to arm anti-assad rebels in syria, a move sought by moscow
By Greg Jaffe, Adam EntousUS President Donald Trump has decided to end the CIA's covert programme to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the Government of Bashar al-Assad, a move long sought..
New Zealand Herald

Trump Ends CIA's Covert Program To Arm Anti-Assad Forces In Syria

trump ends cia's covert program to arm anti-assad forces in syria
President Trump has decided to end the CIA’s covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the government of Bashar al-Assad, a move long sought by Russia, according to U.S...
WorldNews

'Washington Post': Trump Ends U.S. Aid To Syrian Anti-Government Forces

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Washington Post reporter Adam Entous about his report that President Trump has ordered an end to U.S. assistance for the anti-government forces it has helped in Syria..
NPR

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