News Brief 9/18/2012, Tishrei 2, 5773
Report: Assad’s Sister Escapes to Dubai
Syrian President Bashar Assad’s sister Bushra has reportedly fled the country with her children. The family is said to have escaped the country after Bushra argued with Assad over his management of an ongoing war with rebel factions. They are thought to have resettled in Dubai.
Bushra’s husband was killed in July in a bombing in Damascus along with three other top Syrian officials.