DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 20, 2015
Young Alawis are deserting the army and fleeting the country in despair from what they see as Bashar Assad’s losing battle. Iran too is sidelining the Syrian ruler.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 4, 2015
Assad has done business with Al Qaeda in the past against the US in Iraq and with fellow-Baathist Saddam Hussein’s former top general, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 7, 2013
Assad and Tehran veto Allawite statehood and any Syrian partition, while the Druze leader Walid Jumblatt forges a pact with al Qaeda affiliate to protect his community in Syria and Lebanon.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 15, 2012
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 2, 2012
As Arab League monitors fail in their mission to curb brutal regime violence in Syria and the ten-month popular defiance continues to rage, President Bashar Assad is digging in for a full-scale civil war: debkafile reports exclusively that a fortress is under construction for the Syrian ruler, family, his loyal generals and ruling elite in the northwestern Alawite (Al-Ansariyyah) Mountains. From there, the Assad clan will fight for survival should Damascus become too hot for them. Some Alawites have already deserted him.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 9, 2011
Bashar Assad is preparing to quit Damascus should civil war erupt and carry on fighting from a mountain stronghold in the Alawite Mountains. The encampment is already under preparation with protected premises for his Allawite following.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2011
President Bashar Assad and his brother Maher, who leads the crackdown on protest, are not talking. Their Alawite sect is withdrawing its support and the clergy spurn the regime's demand to keep the crowds off the streets during Ramadan, during which the opposition plans nightly anti-Assad rallies.
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