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Syria bashar al assad damascus 2012 7 18
The dramatic assassination of top Syrian security chiefs comes as the regime’s support crumbles from within.

BEIRUT – In the hours after the biggest security breach in the Assad dictatorship’s four-decade rule, the Syrian regime took to the airwaves in a desperate quest to reassure supporters. But insiders tell GlobalPost that the damage is already done.

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The assassination of Assad’s brother-in-law, along with two senior generals, is a “tremendous blow.”
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