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Has Bashar Al Assad been killed?

Morocco World News

New York, March 29, 2013

Has the Syrian President Bashar Al Assad been killed? This is the question that millions around the globe, especially in the Arab world, must be asking.

Over the past few days, there have been rumors pointing out that the ostracized Syrian President has been shot by one of his Iranian bodyguards. Other rumors allege that he fled Syria.

The Syrian government was quick to dismiss these rumors.

Two videos that are circulating on social media over the past hours are once again alleging that Bashar Al Assad has either died or fled the country.

“The Brigade of Martyrs of Douma conveys to you the news the Syrian people have waited for for a long time, namely the assassination of the despot Bashar Al Assad, which was carried out in coordination with one of the honorable officers from inside the Palace,”  the chief of the Brigade said in a video posted on YouTube.

“I challenge Bashar to make a media appearance within the next 12 hours if he is still alive”, he added.

The chief of the Brigade called on the officers of the Syrian regime’s army to surrender to the Free Syrian Army, adding that they “will have no mercy on them” afterwards.

He went on to say that those who surrender will be afforded a fair trial.

In the second video, a speaker in Egypt alleges that there “is non-confirmed news reports about the death of the President Bashar Al Assad”, adding that there are other reports that he has “fled the country.”

The information, however, has not been authenticated and no major news outlet has as of yet reported the alleged death of the Syrian President.

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