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September 12th, 2013
08:04 PM ET

Bashar al-Assad's cousin speaks out

Wolf Blitzer asks Ribal al-Assad, cousin of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, which side in the conflict used chemical weapons and whether the U.S. should arm the rebels.


Filed under: Bashar al-Assad • Chemical weapons • Syria
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  1. Nagaraj

    When it appeared that POTUS was losing support in congress and Kerry made what is perceived as an off comment way out for Syria, why did Russians jump on it????????

    Was it because they thought there was no way out for Syria anticipating UN report???????????

    Was it because there was no way they could have appeared as counted-out in few places they matter??????????
    Thoughts?

    September 19, 2013 at 4:22 am |
  2. rose

    this kid is such a layer, yazan's common is so true , add to it that yet Rifaat left syria but he had the port of Lattakia dedicated to the smuggling of weapons and drugs . In 1999 the president sent a military aircraft and 600 people were killed insider who worked with raffat al-assad , the president retrieve the harbor from raffat. and that's the only reason that Reffat supported the Syrian revolution , because he lost millions of dollars each year after that.

    September 15, 2013 at 10:13 pm |
  3. yazan

    Rifaat Al-Assad enforced to leave Syria after he got billions of dollars because he tried to overthrow Hafez Al-Assad regime with his own military division , and during 80s Rifaat Al-Assad was the commanding officer responsible for the Hama massacre with estimates claiming that at least 40,000 Syrian citizens were killed (Syrian Human Rights Committee) so when his son or him go on global news networks like CNN just to say that they are good just ask any Syrian and check their faces and you will know the real story of Rifaat Al-Assad .

    September 13, 2013 at 12:52 am |

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