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Bassel al-Assad
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Birth: Mar. 23, 1962
Dimashq, Syria
Death: Jan. 24, 1994
Dimashq, Syria

Bassel was the son of Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and his wife, Aniseh Makhluf. From a young age, Basil was groomed to succeed his father. He was chief of presidential security, ran a highly publicized anti-corruption campaign, and frequently appeared in full military uniform at official receptions, signaling a family commitment to the armed forces. He was a popular sportsman and horse riding champion, winning several tournaments in shooting and equestrian including the gold medal of the Latakia Mediterranean Games in 1987. The International Fair Play Committee awarded him the Diploma of Attitude in 1991. He also had a reputation for being an aficionado of fast cars. 
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  Hafez al-Assad (1930 - 2000)
Na'asah Mosque
Al-Ladhiqiyah, Syria
Created by: Ellis & Lynn
Record added: Mar 21, 2011
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Bassel al-Assad
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