Syrian defector comes from a lineage of opportunists

by Faiz Ahmed last modified 2012-08-04T12:04:59-04:00
"It is said that you can tell which way Syria’s political wind is blowing by where the Tlas family stands. Gen. Tlas’s father, Mustafa, was hugely loyal to Hafez al-Assad, the current President’s father, serving as his defence minister for 30 years. But the Tlas family also served the French when they occupied the country following the First World War, and the Ottoman rulers before that."
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