Maher Al-Assad

Maher Al-Assad

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lt. Col. Maher al-Assad is the brother of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and head of the Presidential Guard. He is an Alawite Muslim and as the youngest son of President Hafez al-Assad, he was born in 1968, only two years before his father took power. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Damascus University, but then chose a military career. After the death of his brother Basil al-Assad in a 1994 car accident, he was mentioned as a possible successor to Hafez, but in the end, Bashar succeeded his father. It has been speculated that Maher's reputation as unstable influenced the decision in favour of Bashar. Maher al-Assad is a member of the ruling Baath Party's central committee and is said to be a close advisor of Bashar.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136628112
  • 9786136628110