Accused of being responsible for murdering thousands of Syrians, Maher al-Assad, brother to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is still alive, sources claimed.
"He didn't suffer any injury at the attack targeting security cabinet in Damascus in July on the contrary as known. Brother Assad was reportedly not in the building when the attack happened. He is maintaining a normal life at his home, his wife is said to be even awaiting a baby soon," sources added.
Many senior officials including Syria's Ministery of Defence Davut Raciha and Intelligence head Asıf Sevket, were announced dead in the July attack.
During an exclusive interview with Cihan News Agency one of the witnesses of the attack said, "A meeting was going to be held; however during the attack Bashar and his brother Maher were not in the building. Those who were inside of the building either got hurt or died. Nothing happened to Bashar al-Assad and his brother as they were not there."
Those who witnessed Maher al-Assad several times in Damascus after the attack said; "He does not go out often as he does not have a very social life. He has been directing operations by phone. Generals within his command come and inform him about the operations. All the allegations about his death are not correct at all."
Maher al-Assad is being hold responsible for opening fire on people, bombing cities and murdering a large number of civilians since the incidents started in Syria. He was reported to be injured, lost both of his legs and then died when he was being treated in Russia. He even is dedicated a grave in his his hometown Latakia's Kardaha village.
Maher al-Assad is the second person people talk about most after President Assad in Syria. As being on the wanted list of Syrian opposition groups, Maher al-Assad is said to choose to be known as dead to protect himself.
Maher al-Assad at his father's- Hafez al-Assad- funeral
The funeral of Hafez al-Assad
Two photos of Maher al-Assad
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