Bankrupt Syria builds museum dedicated to Bashar Al-Assad's deceased brother

A museum dedicated to Bassel Al-Assad, the Syrian president’s late brother, has opened in Latakia province, despite the dire economic conditions in the country that had led to millions are going hungry.The 350 square metre shrine features a statue and personal objects of Bassel, a leading figure in the Syrian regime who was tipped to inherit the presidency once his father Hafez Al-Assad died.Bassel’s premature death in a car crash in 1994 saw succession swiftly fall at his younger brother’s feet, and Bashar Al-Assad has ruled Syria since 2000.The Golden Knight Martyr Bassel Al-Assad museum is …

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