[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
[ISN] Exclusive: secret Assad emails lift lid on life of leader's inner circle
By Robert Booth, Mona Mahmood and Luke Harding
14 March 2012
Bashar al-Assad took advice from Iran on how to handle the uprising
against his rule, according to a cache of what appear to be several
thousand emails received and sent by the Syrian leader and his wife.
The Syrian leader was also briefed in detail about the presence of
western journalists in the Baba Amr district of Homs and urged to
"tighten the security grip" on the opposition-held city in November.
The revelations are contained in more than 3,000 documents that
activists say are emails downloaded from private accounts belonging to
Assad and his wife Asma.
The messages, which have been obtained by the Guardian, are said to have
been intercepted by members of the opposition Supreme Council of the
Revolution group between June and early February.
The documents, which emerge on the first anniversary of the rebellion
that has seen more than 8,000 Syrians killed, paint a portrait of a
first family remarkably insulated from the mounting crisis and
continuing to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle.
ISSMP, CISSP, and Certified Ethical Hacker training with Expanding Security
gives the best training and support. Get a free live class invite weekly.
Best program, best price. http://www.ExpandingSecurity.com/PainPill