The number two of the Free Syrian Army Ahmed Al-Hijazi on Monday promised a reward of 25 million dollars to anyone who would deliver the rebels President Bashar al-Assad "dead or alive."
"This amount will be paid by Syrian businessmen working both inside and outside the country," said the colonel without disclosing the identity of the persons in question. Al-Hijazi also stressed that the purpose of this reward was to encourage the immediate action against President Assad.
"The delivery of his head is worth much more, but this is what we have been able to collect," added Colonel.
Meanwhile, there are reports about a rift between Bushra al-Assad, sister of the Syrian President and the widow of Gen. Asef Shawkat. Sources have claimed that Bushra left Syria to Dubai with her children. Her husband Asif Shawkat, deputy defense minister, was killed in the bombing targeting the building of the national security in Damascus on July 18.
Bushra Assad, the only daughter of former President Hafez al-Assad, is a pharmacist graduated at the University of Damascus and married Shawkat in 1995.