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INNER CIRCLE Fourth Assad Regime Member Dies SANA / AP Photo

Fourth Assad Regime Member Dies

Gen. Hisham Ikhtiyar, Syria’s national security chief, became the fourth member of Bashar al-Assad’s regime to die following a suicide bombing that hit an official building in Damascus on Wednesday. Ikhitiyar died Friday of wounds suffered from the attack. Gen. Assef Shawkat, Assad’s deputy defense minister and brother-in-law; Defense Minister Dawoud Rajha; and former defense minister Hassan Turkmani were also killed.

July 20, 2012 10:14 AM