Assad



Hafez al [hah-fez el] /hɑˈfɛz ɛl/ (Show IPA), 1928?–2000, Syrian military and political leader: president from 1971.
Contemporary Examples

Rather than getting directly involved in the conflict, the United States has concentrated on the day after Assad falls.
Back the Syrian Rebels. But Don’t Intervene P.J. Crowley December 3, 2012

One day apart, North Korea launched a long-range missile to much fanfare, and the Assad regime fired Scud missiles on the rebels.
The Syria-North Korea Scud Missile Link Eli Lake December 13, 2012

“Assad must be very happy by now,” an activist in Damascus, who uses the pseudonym Lena, says.
Rebels Despair That Anti-American Protests Overshadow Syrian Struggle Mike Giglio September 17, 2012

Both want to see Iran weakened, neither wants to see Assad last, and neither want to see the Brotherhood or al Qaeda take control.
Let It Bleed: No American Action Can Resolve the Syrian Conflict Christopher Dickey August 27, 2013

Its long-term priority, understandably, is to bring Assad down, then send the refugees home.
A Safe Haven Inside Syria? Bad Idea Christopher Dickey August 31, 2012

Historical Examples

His father, Assad, as in duty bound, made a great feast in honour of the returned prodigal.
Barclay of the Guides Herbert Strang

Huseyn has sent two men with us, Assad, his head man, and another.
A Pilgrimage to Nejd, Vol. 1 [of 2] Anne Blunt

Verily thou wilt be a dafadar, or maybe a jamadar, before Sherdil, son of Assad.
Barclay of the Guides Herbert Strang

Assad and Salman were just saying good-bye, for they had to go back to Melakh.
A Pilgrimage to Nejd, Vol. 1 [of 2] Anne Blunt

Far away on the borders of the desert, she will find peace with Assad.
The Complete Opera Book Gustav Kobb

noun
Hafiz al (ˈhafɪz æl). 1928–2000, Syrian statesman and general; president of Syria (1971–2000)
his son, Bashar al (bæʃəæl). born 1965, Syrian statesman; president of Syria from 2000

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