Syria president's brother lost leg in attack

By REUTERS
August 16, 2012 17:05

DUBAI - The brother of Syrian President Bashar Assad lost one leg in an attack on the country's security cabinet in Damascus in July, a Western diplomat and a Gulf-based source said on Thursday.

"We heard that he (Maher al-Assad) lost one of his legs during the explosion, but don't know anymore," the diplomat told Reuters.

A Gulf source confirmed the report: "He lost one of his legs. The news is true."


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