Al Assad

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(2) President Bashir-al Assad of Syria , who succeeded his father Hafeez al Assad upon his death to lead the country. The incumbent leader denies claims now being made in the West that chemical weapons have been used by the Syrian armed forces against the civilian population as well as against the Syrian opposition in what is seen as a popular uprising against the Baathist led ruling party in Syria. The country`s only publicly known ally in the outside world would appear to be Russia , who also happens to be one of Syria`s main trading partners as well the country`s biggest military armaments` supplier . AFP/ REUTERS/ Paul Ross …

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