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Syrian leader's emails hacked

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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Syrians rally in front of the Russian Embassy in Damascus. LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of emails - reportedly from the personal account of leader Bashar Al Assad - have been leaked to London-based newspaper The Guardian.

The messages span from last summer to February and reveal Assad's inner most thoughts on the uprising and his attempts to quell the opposition. The emails also detail Assads lavish spending on designer goods and his habit of downloading songs and movies from iTunes.


Tony Koran, senior editor at TIME magazine.

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