Hafez Al-Assad


Born: 10/6/1930 in Qardaha, Syria
Died: 6/10/2000
Age: 69
Cause of death: heart failure

Noted For: Syrian defense minister (1967?-70); Syrian president (1970-2000). Leader of the socialist Baath Party; opposed peace with Israel and unsuccessfuly campaigned to win the Golan Heights from Israel.

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