Bashar al-Assad


A protester waves a Syrian flag with the photograph of Syrian... News PhotoBashar al-Assad,Chemical,Conflict,Demonstration,Flag,Government,Hatay,Horizontal,Photograph,Political Rally,Possible,Protestor,Syria,Syrian Civil War,Violence,Waving,WeaponryPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA protester waves a Syrian flag with the photograph of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a rally against a possible attack on Syria in response to alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad government on September 1, 2013, in Hatay. US President Barack Obama said on September 1 he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Obama said he had decided he would go ahead and launch military action on Syria, but he believed it was important for American democracy to win the support of lawmakers. AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)