06:48 EST, 18 March 2012
11:07 EST, 18 March 2012
Syrian president Bashar Assad will have to answer some difficult questions about his private life after a series of affectionate emails from three women was leaked to the public.
The dictator, who is married to British-born Asma Assad, appears to have received messages from two young public relations aides telling him that they miss him, while a third woman, said to be a jewellery designer, writes: ‘I can’t see a life without you’.
Another email, which was sent in December and came to light yesterday, contains a photograph of an unknown woman dressed only in white lingerie as she presses herself against a wall.
Married: President Bashar al-Assad poses with his wife Asma, at a polling station in Damascus, Syria. Their relationship has formed a key part of his public image during his country’s brutal crackdown on opposition groups
Details of the messages emerged in today’s Sunday Times, which reports that anti-government activists gathered and distributed the cache to expose the Syrian dictator to public disapproval.
The revelations could prove damaging to Mr Assad’s reputation in the Arab world, particularly in conservative Iran.
His wife has rarely made public appearances over the past year, since the Assad regime mounted a brutal crackdown on opposition groups.
Last month, however, she smiled for the cameras as the president cast his vote in a referendum on constitutional reform.
Who is she? This provocative photograph of an unknown woman in white lingerie was found in Mr Assad’s inbox and sent out by Syrian rebels
‘I miss you’: PR aide Hadeel al-Ali, who fawned over a picture of a young Mr Assad in an email to the Syrian president
Former investment banker Mrs Assad, 36, was raised in Acton, West London.
One of the three admirers has been named as Sheherazad Jaafari, a PR adviser in her early twenties and the daughter of Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations.
The emails show her asking another of Mr Assad’s advisers to tell him: ‘I love him so so so much and that I miss him.’
A message from November 27 last year finds her gushing about how wonderful she thinks Assad is, while in another she writes excitedly that she is to meet Piers Morgan the next day.
The other PR aide, named in the Sunday Times as Hadeel al-Ali, attaches a picture of Mr Assad in his youth and calls him ‘cute’.
The third woman’s name is Rasha Mouakeh.
latest messages follow the revelation this week of an exchange between
the president and a mystery woman, in which casual discussions of
matters of state grow increasingly flirtatious.
emails from a second address, possibly used by the same woman under a
false name, the pair are seen to swap Lebanese love songs.
One message includes the Arabic character for ‘I love you’.
media in the Middle Eastern nation have dismissed the email cache as a
hoax, and there is no proof of any sexual relationship.
None of the women were available for comment.
Destruction: The emails surfaced as Syria suffered two devastating car bomb attacks on its capital, Damascus. Above, a ruined security building smoulders in the city centre
The rebels’ leak comes at a particularly turbulent time for Syria, which saw a devastating attack on its capital city of Damascus yesterday.
Twenty-seven people died as two huge explosions ripped through security targets at around 7.30am, leaving the city’s aviation intelligence department and criminal security department in ruins.
The Assad regime has blamed anti-government ‘terrorists’ for the coordinated car bomb blasts but the opposition denied responsibility, saying it was not capable of such a large and sophisticated attack.
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These attacks on Assad are getting weaker by the day. The CIA and al-Qaeda must be running out of steam.
I suppose as it has become harder and harder to hide the evidence that the “peaceful protestors” are a bunch of Salafist Islamic extremists who are directed, funded and armed by certain Gulf states and the West, their propaganda has moved on to silly personal attacks against President Assad. Only a very credulous person would take the word of the propagandists for the Jihadis. And by the way, the Islamic terrorist gangs have more than enough expertise to build and set off car bombs; they even boast of having anti-aircraft missles supplied by their paymeasters in the Gulf and they are receving direct support from foreign military advisers.
Syrian girls are hot lol
You couldn’t make this up – oops wait – you just have
What about the former Italian Leader Silvio Berlusconi!!!!
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