Housam al-Assad, the cousin of the President Bashar al-Assad,has been captured by opposition forces.This was announced by a senior religious figure.
A Sunni Muslim preacher and a major Salafist leader in Syria, shared this on his Twitter account Sunday. Housam al-Assad, the cousin of dog Bashar has been captured by al-Farouq Brigade and brought him in like a pig, so that you know, oh Russia and Iran who the Syrian people are,” Sheikh Arour said.The sheikh has become one of the Syrian uprising’s symbolic figures and a source of motivation for those who aspire for ousting the regime of President Al Assad in Syria.
The 73-year-old Arour fled Syria under the rule of Hafez Al Assad following the 1982 Massacre in his hometown of Hama and settled in Saudi Arabia ever since.Sheikh Arour is seen by many as a moderate Sunni cleric who supports democratic reforms and who has long stood against the Baathist regime.A monitoring group stated that rebels have taken over a village near the Turkish border. – Alarabiya