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Hafez al-Assad Biography




Produced in the hamlet ofQardaha inSyria on October 6, 1930, Hafez al-Assad became president of the united states in 1971, after participating in multiple coups. Though broadly criticized for savage strategies (most notably the 1982 Hama massacre), he’s also commended for bringing equilibrium to Syria, and for enhancing relations between Syria and Western powers by supporting America in the Persian Gulf War. He served as president of Syria until his passing on June 10, 2000.

Hafez al-Assad Biography