French authorities seize Paris land owned by Al-Assad family

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The land, intended for property development, is owned by the uncle of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and is suspected by judicial authorities of being acquired with the proceeds of fraud.

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The authorities in France have seized land owned by Rifaat Al-Assad, the uncle of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, and the deputy of former dictator Hafez Al-Assad, reports Middle East Monitor.