The Assad family has ruled Syria for 42 years and two generations, under the control of the Ba’ath Party. Though its family history has been marred by tragedy, death and international scandal, the Assads established an authoritarian regime, with family members playing key roles in the country’s government and military. See the members of Bashar al-Assad’s family in this ABC News Infographic. Find pictures of the members of the Syrian president family, and hover over the photos to find out more about them.
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