Bashar al-Assad’s decade of destruction in Syria

Bashar al-Assad’s decade of destruction in Syria

By The Guardian

Today in Focus

Wednesday, 2 June

Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, has presided over a devastating civil war that has caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. Martin Chulov describes a man who came back from the brink of defeat to strengthen his grip on a country deeply scarred by war. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
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