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Assad, Hafiz al-

Pronunciation: /ˈasad/
(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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