The wrong fields

Fenyvesi, Charles
February 1994
U.S. News & World Report;2/7/94, Vol. 116 Issue 5, p24
Speculates that the death of Syrian President Hafez Assad's son, Basil, may have been engineered by Syrian and Lebanese drug traffickers enraged by Basil's recent antinarcotics campaign in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. Possibility that Basil convinced his father that a high-profile antidrug drive should help warm Syria's tepid relations with the Clinton administration; Destruction of poppy fields and production facilities.


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