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Assad's cousin: He will give up weapons

September 13th, 2013
02:34 PM ET

In 1984, Ribal al-Assad, Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's cousin, was exiled from Syria with his family amidst allegations that his father, Rifaat al-Assad, was responsible for the Hama massacre. Ribal was only 9 at the time, and has been living abroad ever since.

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Despite being away from his home country, Ribal closely monitors events in Syria. He is the founder of the Organization for Democracy and Freedom in Syria and has spoken out against his cousin numerous times. But in this interview with Becky, Ribal acknowledged that Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad appears to be making concessions.


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