A Facebook posting, purportedly by Bashar Assad's 11-year-old son, has provoked a significant reaction. In the post, subsequently deleted along with the account, "Hafez Assad" dares the US to attack, the Guardian reported Saturday.
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He writes: "No one has soldiers like the ones we do in Syria … America doesn't have soldiers, what it has is some cowards with new technology who claim themselves liberators … I just want them to attack sooo much, because I want them to make this huge mistake of beginning something they don't know the end of it."
The son's 'Facebook post' (from the Guardian)
Hafez Assad is named after his grandfather, who ruled Syria until his death in 2000.
According to the British newspaper, the fact that his profile said he had graduated from Oxford University and played for Barcelona football club raised suspicions that the account was fake, but the New York Times said it was "liked" or commented on by several accounts that appear to belong to the children or grandchildren of other senior figures in the Assad administration.
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