The Syrian Uprising (2011)
Movie: The Syrian Uprising
- Release Date: August 10, 2011
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- Genre: Documentary
Syria has been a dictatorship run by theAssad family since 1970. In that year,Hafez al-Assad, the Defense Minister,launched a coup that put him in power.Upon the death of Hafez al-Assad in2000, his son, Bashar al-Assad, becamePresident of Syria. Both Assads usedterror and force to remain in power.The elder Assad suppressed a rebellionin 1982 in the city of Hama byunleashing the Syrian military on thatcity. At least 10,000 people, mostlyinnocent civilians, died in thatuprising.