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Assef Shawkat[n1] (Arabic: آصف شوكت‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}‎; 15 January 1950 – 18 July 2012) was the deputy Minister of Defense of Syria from September 2011 until his death in July 2012.

He and three other top Syrian government officials were killed on 18 July 2012 in Damascus during a deadly bomb attack allegedly organized by the Free Syrian Army.<ref name=guardian1>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>


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Intro  Early life and education  Army career  Marriage to Bushra al-Assad  Political career  Syrian uprising  Death and funeral  See also  Notes  References  

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Assef Shawkat[n1] (Arabic: آصف شوكت‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}‎; 15 January 1950 – 18 July 2012) was the deputy Minister of Defense of Syria from September 2011 until his death in July 2012.

He and three other top Syrian government officials were killed on 18 July 2012 in Damascus during a deadly bomb attack allegedly organized by the Free Syrian Army.<ref name=guardian1>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>


Assef Shawkat sections
Intro  Early life and education  Army career  Marriage to Bushra al-Assad  Political career  Syrian uprising  Death and funeral  See also  Notes  References  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Early life and education
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