Al-Assad family

The al-Assad family has ruled Syria since Hafez al-Assad became President of Syria in 1971 and established an authoritarian to totalitarian regime under the control of the Ba'ath Party. After his death in June 2000, his son Bashar succeeded him.


The al-Assad family has ruled Syria since Hafez al-Assad became President of Syria in 1971 and established an authoritarian to totalitarian regime under the control of the Ba'ath Party. After his death in June 2000, his son Bashar succeeded him.
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