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Assef Shawkat

Syria's Shadowy Enforcer

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, July 18 (Reuters) - The world saw only a handful of pictures of Assef Shawkat. Few knew what he really did, o...

Assad's Brother-In-Law Killed In Bomb Attack

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2012 | World

BEIRUT, July 18 (Reuters) - Syrian state television said President Bashar al-Assad's brother-in-law and senior military official Assef Shawkat was k...

Middle East Spies: Top 5 List

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a region known for cutthroat espionage, these five intelligence chiefs have leveraged their skills and connections to gain influence far above thei...