Assad’s Mother Leaves Syria

Assad's Mother Leaves Syria

Anisa Makhluf, the mother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has left the war-torn country and joined her daughter in Dubai, expatriates in the United Arab Emirates and an activist say.

Ms Makhluf has been living next to her daughter, Bushra, Dr Assad’s only sister, in Dubai for about 10 days, Syrian expatriates said.

Bushra’s husband, General Assef Shawkat, an army deputy chief of staff, was killed along with three other high-ranking Syrian officials in a July 18 bombing at the National Security headquarters in Damascus.

In September, Syrian residents in the Gulf emirate said that Bushra had enrolled her five children at a private school in Dubai where she had moved.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

Read more