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Syrian opposition rumors regarding Assad’s health prove false

30 January 2017 11:28


Rumors spread by Syrian opposition activists and anti-government news sites this week claimed Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad was dying in Damascus, despite no word from his media office.

These rumors were then reported by several western and Turkish news sites, causing many people outside of Syria to believe these claims.

Al-Masdar News spoke to a source close to the Syrian President on Sunday evening in order to validate these rumors.


The source told Al-Masdar that all of these rumors were false, including an alleged coup that was taking place in Damascus.

Periodically, Syrian opposition activists and anti-government news sites start rumors about President Assad, despite the fact these claims are often lies that have no truth to them.
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