The ruling minority sect

Syria is a mix of ethno-sectarian groups. President Bashar al-Assad and many of his military and government officials are from the Alawite sect. Many Alawites and other minorities fear they face an uncertain fate if the mostly Sunni opposition movement succeeds in toppling Assad.

Syria's ruling minority sect.
The Washington Post. The Washington Post. Published on October 17, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
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