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Docs: The House of Assad 24 Sept 2012

September 24th, 2012

Episode 286 of 1501 episodes

The Assad family has now been in power in Syria for more than 40 years. The country may be embroiled in a civil war, but President Bashar Al-Assad has so far withstood the winds of change of the Arab Spring, as well as the international calls for him to go. Owen Bennett Jones asks how this dynasty has survived so long?

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