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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:44 AM

 

Assad's mother leaves Syria

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald


A family picture dated 1985 shows Syria's late president Hafez al-Assad and his wife Anisa Makhluf (seated) and, behind them from right to left, their five children: Bushra, Majd, Bassel, Syrian President Bashar, and Maher. Photo: AFP

Anisa Makhluf, the mother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has left the war-torn country and joined her daughter in Dubai, expatriates in the United Arab Emirates and an activist say.

Ms Makhluf has been living next to her daughter, Bushra, Dr Assad's only sister, in Dubai for about 10 days, Syrian expatriates said.

Bushra’s husband, General Assef Shawkat, an army deputy chief of staff, was killed along with three other high-ranking Syrian officials in a July 18 bombing at the National Security headquarters in Damascus.

In September, Syrian residents in the Gulf emirate said that Bushra had enrolled her five children at a private school in Dubai where she had moved.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/assads-mother-leaves-syria-20130121-2d1ri.html

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UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 OP
NickB79 Jan 2013 #1
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #2
Delphinus Jan 2013 #3
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #4
UTUSN Jan 2013 #5
ROBROX Jan 2013 #6

Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 03:18 AM

1. Sounds like Assad expects something big to happen soon

Whether that's good or bad, who knows.

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 03:28 AM

2. Family members fleeing is usually the beginning of the end.

 

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 05:51 AM

3. For the people

of this war-torn country, may it be a quick and easy end to the fighting.

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 06:16 AM

4. Sadly, that's unlikely to happen.

 

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Everything I've read predicts a situation similar to post Soviet Afghanistan, early 80s Lebanon or a failed state like Somalia.

It would be nice if that didn't happen though.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:55 AM

5. Well, well, well... n/t

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:22 PM

6. THE BEGINNING OF THE END

 

This is good news that the family members are on the run. When the family can not be protected the rebels are closing in for the kill.

Now if an Arab country would give the nut a place to hide then it would end. These people do not want to give up their power so the end will come when the guy draws his last breath. Then the rebuilding or continued fighting?

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