Family rift adds to Assad's woes: Once closest confidant, now sworn foe

Aug 14, 2020, 08:25 AM(IST)
President Bashar-al-Assad is strapped for cash, losing the favour of western nations and having to fight on multiple fronts in the nation's decade long civil war. All this has left him with little choice to round up the country's business tycoons and get them to empty their pockets.
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