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Assad's wealthy aunt secretly allowed to live in UK

Jan 02, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

THE wealthy aunt of Syria's brutal dictator was secretly granted the right to live in the UK after she promised to invest millions in this country, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

Her two grown-up children - first cousins of Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president - were also allowed to stay.

The woman and her two sons are the wife and children of Rifaat al-Assad, dubbed the "Butcher of Hama", who earned his nickname after allegedly ordering the killing of up to 40,000 Syrians in 198...