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US report offers few clues on Assad family wealth  

The State Department report said the estimated net worth of President Bashar al-Assad and his family was between $1-2 billion.
Syrian President Bashar Assad and his wife Asma Assad are seen during a visit to Moscow's State Institute for Foreign Relations on Jan. 25, 2005. Assad was awarded with a honorary doctorate.

A congressionally mandated State Department report put the net worth of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his family at an estimated $1-2 billion but did little to shed light on how the country’s ruling family accumulates its vast fortune, analysts say.

An amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2022 required the department publish a report on the Assads' sources of income, including the funds they have generated through corrupt or illicit activities. The unclassified version of the report released on Thursday described the finances of Assad and his wife, Asma al-Assad, who are known “to maintain close patronage relationships with Syria’s largest economic players.” 

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