Bassel al-Assad

Syrian politician Bassel al-Assad

Bassel al-Assad was the eldest son of former Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and the older brother of President Bashar al-Assad.
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home town
Damascus
Death Place
Damascus

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Will Assad Survive? - Huffington Post (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
His conservative and more assertive brother, Basil al-Assad, who was supposed to succeed his father, Hafez Al Assad, was assassinated before his father's death, leaving Bashar al-Assad heir to the Syrian presidency. Second, Syria's revolts happened to
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Syria's Assad Family Instills Legacy Of Fear - NPR
Google News - over 6 years
Mr. LANDIS: We're talking about Basil al-Assad who died in 1994 while he was driving, evidently, a hundred miles an hour in his Mercedes, to get to a flight in order to his girlfriend abroad. He lost control - was killed. Now, he was the guy brought up
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Gay Girl vermisst - Jungle World
Google News - over 6 years
Die junge Frau habe sich gegen ihre Entführer gewehrt, sie sei dann in ein rotes Auto gezerrt worden, auf dessen Fenster ein Sticker von Basil al-Assad, dem verstorbenen Bruder des syrischen Präsidenten Bashar al-Assad, deutlich zu sehen gewesen sei
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Making Sense of the Syrian Uprising - American Thinker
Google News - over 6 years
The 1994 death of Basil al-Assad, brother of current president Bashar and then-heir apparent to a dying Hafez, also posed a significant threat to the unity of the al-Assad clan. However, the regime was able to rely on key Sunni stalwarts such as Tlass
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The Battle for Syria - The Cutting Edge
Google News - almost 7 years
The 1994 death of Basil al Assad, brother of current president Bashar and then-heir apparent to a dying Hafez, also posed a significant threat to the unity of the al Assad clan. However, the regime was able to rely on key Sunni stalwarts such as Tlass
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Making Sense of the Syrian Crisis - Lebanon Wire (registration)
Google News - almost 7 years
The 1994 death of Basil al Assad, brother of current president Bashar and then-heir apparent to a dying Hafiz, also posed a significant threat to the unity of the al Assad clan. However, the regime was able to rely on key Sunni stalwarts such as Tlass
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Video-Sampling Syria: Global Politics From a Ground's-Eye View
NYTimes - almost 10 years
Julia Meltzer and David Thorne decamped for Damascus in March 2005 with a vague notion of assessing the toll exacted on ordinary Syrians by the Bush administration's treatment of their country as an ''axis of evil'' understudy. While the president had singled out Iraq, Iran and North Korea by name, the toppling of Saddam Hussein in April 2003 was
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Chtaura Journal; In a Foreign Town, Syrians (Shhh!) Bank and Buy
NYTimes - almost 17 years
Not so long ago, residents of this hamlet felt they had difficulty counting all their blessings on one hand. Lebanon's civil war, for starters, battered on for years, regularly making Beirut utterly unlivable. That meant all kinds of people flocked here to do things like elect a new president or (far more important for the locals) descend on the
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Peres Says Israel Is 'Fairly Close' To Breaking Impasse With P.L.O.
NYTimes - about 24 years
Foreign Minister Shimon Peres said today that Israel was "fairly close" to breaking the stalemate that has kept it from carrying out its agreement with the Palestine Liberation Organization on Palestinian self-rule for the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. But there was no such optimism about a quick breakthrough with Syria in peace talks, which
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ASSAD'S SON KILLED IN AN AUTO CRASH
NYTimes - about 24 years
The eldest son of President Hafez al-Assad of Syria, widely mentioned as a potential successor to his father, was killed early today in an automobile accident outside Damascus. The death of the son, Maj. Basil al-Assad, who was 33 and one of the most popular figures in his father's inner circle, comes as a sharp blow to the President at an
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bassel al-Assad
    THIRTIES
  • 1994
    Age 31
    On 21 January 1994, driving his Mercedes at high speed through fog to Damascus International Airport for a flight to Germany in the early hours of the morning, Bassel is said to have collided with a motorway roundabout without wearing a seatbelt, and he died instantly.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 24
    He first emerged on the national scene in 1987, when he won several equestrian medals at a regional tournament.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Bassel Assad was born on 23 March 1962.
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