Eye On The World: Peculiar news from Syria: Assad's younger brother dies of undisclosed illness in Damascus

The youngest brother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad died in Damascus on Saturday, a Syrian news agency reported.

Majd Hafez al-Assad died "after a long struggle with a severe illness," reported the Syrian Arab News Agency.

Majd Hafez al-Assad is survived by his brothers Bashar and Maher, and a sister, Bushra.

Assad's elder brother, Basil al-Assad was expected to become Syria's next president but was killed in a car accident in 1994.

Bashar al-Assad became president in 2000, following the death of his father, Hafez al-Assad.

In 2008, a report was released accusing Bashar's brother-in-law of organizing a military coup to drive Assad out of power.

so do you think he was murdered? hmmm... and what was his illness?

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