Syrian Sunni majority, ruled by minority Shia offshoot - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Joshua
    • 28.03.11 | 11:55 (IST)

    While many of their practices are super secret, unknown to outsiders, the Alawites (the tribe the Assads belong to) trace their origins to Ali (and shiism). Hence the soft spot for Iran. The sunnis, who compromise 80% of Syria but are dominated by the minority Alawites are ready for revenge... And they hate Hezbollah, Persians, etc....

    from the article: Assad's fall could deliver Lebanon to Iran and Hezbollah
    First published 02:08 28.03.11 | Last updated 02:08 28.03.11
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