Accoring to MTV Lebanon, the mother of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad and former First Lady of Syria "Anisa Ahmed Makhlouf" has died, at the age of 79 years.
Anisa Ahmed Makhlouf was born in the city of Latakia in 1934 and married the late President Hafez Al Assad in 1960. She had six children, Bushra Al Assad being the eldest, now deceased, and Basil Al Assad, who was intended to inherit his father's rule but he died in a motorcycle accident in 1994 .
No official statement from the Syrian government has been released.
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