The State 2013.09.14 15:17
BEIRUT - He is rarely photographed or even quoted in Syria's media. Wrapped
in that blanket of secrecy, President Bashar Assad's younger brother has
been vital to the family's survival in power.
Maher Assad commands the elite troops that protect the Syrian capital from
rebels on its outskirts and is widely believed to have helped orchestrate
the regime's fierce campaign to put down the uprising, now well into its
REBEL, DAMASCUS, ACTIVIST, BRETHREN, UPRISE, SURVIVAL, Syria, USA