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President Assad and his family ‘are now living on a warship guarded by the Russians off Syrian coast’

Posted By admin On January 16, 2013 @ 6:01 am In World News | Comments Disabled

UK Daily Mail [1]
Jan 16, 2013

Syrian president Bashar Assad and his family are living on a warship guarded by the Russian navy, it has been claimed.

The embattled dictator is said to have moved with his family and a select band of aides to the warship off Syria’s coast.

The move, which is said to have come about after the president lost confidence in his own security detail, sees Assad travel by helicopter to Damascus to attend meetings in his presidential palace.

Intelligence sources told the Saudi daily paper al-Watan the president was being protected by Russia, which effectively amounted to political asylum, The Times of Israel [2] has reported.

Al-Watan was told Assad’s fear of advances by the opposition in the capital was one of the reasons why he has moved to the ship.

His current position is also thought to allow a quick evacuation to Moscow if it became necessary.


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[1] UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2263110/President-Assad-family-living-warship-guarded-Russians-Syrian-coast.html

[2] The Times of Israel: http://www.timesofisrael.com/assad-and-family-said-to-be-living-on-a-warship/

[3] Rebels reportedly target Assad’s convoy, Syrian president said to be unhurt: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-information-minister-denies-attack-on-assads-motorcade.html

[4] Opposition Leader Wants Syrian President and His Family Sodomized and Murdered: http://www.prisonplanet.com/opposition-leader-wants-syrian-president-and-his-family-sodomized-and-murdered.html

[5] US Warship Moves To Syrian Coast as Tensions Mount: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-warship-moves-to-syrian-coast-as-tensions-mount.html

[6] West Trying to Find Asylum for Assad in Russia – Newspaper: http://www.prisonplanet.com/west-trying-to-find-asylum-for-assad-in-russia-newspaper.html

[7] Syrian rebels ask US to counter Assad’s airpower: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-ask-us-to-counter-assads-airpower.html

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