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Bushra al-Assad

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Born 1960
Age 54

Bushra al-Assad is the first child and only daughter of Hafez al-Assad, who was the president of Syria from 1971 to 2000. She is the sister of current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. She is married to Assef Shawqat, the deputy chief of staff of the Syrian Armed Forces and former head of the Syrian Military Intelligence. Bushra is reported to have enjoyed a close relationship with her father Hafez al-Assad.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1960 Birth Born on October 24, 1960.

TWENTIES

1982 21 Years Old Bushra received her degree in pharmacy in 1982 from Damascus University. … Read More

THIRTIES

1994 33 Years Old Since the death of her brother Bassel al-Assad in 1994, Bushra has been credited with increasing influence. … Read More
1995 34 Years Old Despite family opposition, Bushra married Shawkat in early 1995.
2000 39 Years Old Tensions between Bushra and her sister-in-law and Syria's first lady Asma al-Assad have been reported. Since Asma's marriage to the Syrian president in 2000, Asma has defied social conventions by frequently appearing in public and in the media. … Read More

FIFTIES

2011 50 Years Old Despite being considered within the inner ruling circle, when the Syrian Civil War broke out in March 2011, Bushra was not placed on the list of officials and relatives of the Assad and Makhlouf families sanctioned by the United States and the European Union, possibly under the hope that she or Asma could possibly stop the crisis. … Read More
As a result of the Syrian civil war, in March 2012 she was placed on a list of Syrian regime figures who were subject to European Union economic sanctions and travel bans.
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