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Assad, Hafiz al-

Line breaks: Hafiz al-Assad
Pronunciation: /ˈasad
 
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Definition of Assad, Hafiz al- in English:

( 1930–2000), Syrian Baath statesman, President 1971–2000. He strengthened Syria’s oil-based economy and suppressed political opposition such as the uprising of Muslim extremists (1979–82).

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