Bashar al-Assad


Thousands of Iraqis demonstrate on March 2, 2012 against Syrian... News PhotoBaghdad,Bashar al-Assad,Blood,Conflict,Iraq,Kilometer,Politics,Protest,Sunni Islam,Town,Vertical,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPThousands of Iraqis demonstrate on March 2, 2012 against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a protest in the mostly Sunni town of Heet, 100 kms west of the capital Baghdad, condemning a bloody crackdown on opposition by his regime. The protesters, who gathered outside Al-Faruq mosque in the centre of the western town in the Anbar province, shouted slogans describing the Syrian leader as a 'coward' and 'the enemy of God,' and called for violent resistance against his rule. AFP PHOTO/AZHAR SHALLAL (Photo credit should read AZHAR SHALLAL/AFP/Getty Images)