Pr al-Assad Announces the Passing Away of His Brother Majd

Addendum (13 December 2009): Some sources are attributing to me information about Majd al-Assad that I deny. The only information that I have about him is published on my website and comes from the report on SANA, which I copy below.

Joshua Landis

President al-Assad Announces the Passing Away of His Brother Majd
Dec 12, 2009

Damascus, (SANA) – President Bashar al-Assad announced the passing away of his brother Majd Hafez al-Assad in Damascus on the morning of Saturday 12/12/2009 after suffering from chronic disease.

The pure body of the late deceased will be laid to final rest in the city of Qardaha following the afternoon prayers on Sunday 13/12/2009.

دمشق – سانا
نعى السيد الرئيس بشار الأسد شقيقه المغفور له مجد حافظ الأسد الذي انتقل إلى رحمته تعالى في دمشق صباح اليوم السبت 25 ذي الحجة 1430 هجري الموافق لـ 12/12/2009 ميلادي اثر مرض عضال.

وسيشيع جثمانه الطاهر إلى مثواه الأخير في مدينة القرداحة بعد صلاة العصر من يوم الأحد 26 ذي الحجة 1430 هجري الموافق لـ13/12/2009 ميلادي.

الفقيد الراحل مجد من مواليد محافظة اللاذقية عام 1966 ميلادية، يحمل إجازة في الاقتصاد من جامعة دمشق عام 1989، ومتزوج

Comments (5)

norman said:

Anybody knows what he had ,

December 13th, 2009, 4:13 pm


Alex said:

Norman I don’t think it would be appropriate for us to discuss details of his health on this day.

December 13th, 2009, 4:47 pm


norman said:

Agree ,

There is no shame in illness

December 13th, 2009, 5:37 pm


FreeSoldier said:

Looks like SyriaComment has had good training for the Moukhabarat. Censure as mush as you like…..
I reflect the opinion of the silent majority and the ones who are rotting in Syrian jail for just expressing their openion and nothing more.

Censure me again, but like Thomas Friendman said on censure. “Those who censure have no future.”

Good Luck Folks

December 13th, 2009, 5:55 pm


Innocent_Criminal said:


I dont understand what is the issue with discussing how he passed away? anyways it seems to have been cancer from the way they announced in the newspaper and what people in Syria are saying

December 13th, 2009, 6:03 pm


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