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The Regime

For more than four decades, power in Syria has been concentrated around the Baath party and the Assad family’s inner circle.

Over the course of the revolution, the circle has tightened to a core of Assad family members and staunch loyalists in the military, security, and intelligence establishment. From a round of research and interviews, these seem to be the most relevant players, the key people running the regime as it battles the revolution :


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