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As·sad(ä-säd′), Hafez al- 1930-2000.
Syrian political leader who seized control of the government in 1970 and served as president (1971-2000). On his death he was succeeded by his son Bashar (born 1965).
(Biography) Hafiz al (ˈhafɪz æl). 1928–2000, Syrian statesman and general; president of Syria (1971–2000)
1. Bashar al, born 1965, president of Syria since 2000.
2. Hafez al, 1930–2000, Syrian military and political leader: president 1971–2000.