Fear came with Hafez Assad

By | April 9th, 2018|Categories: In-depth, Syria|0 Comments

"The father of all Syrians has left us." Those were the words used on Syrian national television to announce the death of Hafez Assad on June 10, 2000, a sweltering summer day in the Syrian capital of Damascus. I was just nine years old, but I knew this was something big – and I was terrified. I ran to my uncle's house across the street to find