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  9/28/2012, Tishrei 12, 5773

Assad's Sister Now Lives in the UAE

A source close to the government of the United Arab Emirates confirmed, Thursday, that Bushra Al-Assad, the sister of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, has left Syria and is now living in the UAE. Reports of her leaving Syria surfaced last week.

Bushra was married to former deputy defense minister Assef Shawqat, who was among a number of senior Syrians killed in a rebel attack on Damascus on July 18th. Lebanese sources say she went to the UAE with her five children after the death of her husband.