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Uprising in Syria

Syr­ia has been ruled by the Baath Party since 1963, the ma­jor­ity of that time un­der the dic­tat­or­ship of Hafez As­sad. Marked by re­pres­sion and vi­ol­ence, As­sad’s reign ended sud­denly with his death in 2000. He was suc­ceeded by his son Bashar As­sad, who was ini­tially hailed as a force for re­form. But hopes were dashed when the young­er As­sad quickly proved he would con­tin­ue his fath­er’s harsh policies. Read more »

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Published: May 10, 2011
Sources: Times Research
Credits: Justin Becker, Emily Alpert, Maloy Moore, Ben Welsh, Raja Abdulrahim, Alexandra Zavis, TimelineSetter
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