Opposed and deride power bequest in Syria | Brigade Ali Haydar dies nearly three decades after deposition
Brigade Ali Haydar, the former commander-in-chief of Special Forces, died today, nearly three decades after having been deposed for opposing the policy of power bequest in Syria, where Hafez Al-Assad intended, after the death of Basel Al-Assad, to leave his “throne” to Bashar Al-Assad, the head of the current Syrian regime.
It is worth noting that Haydar had criticised the “Syrian Army” and deride Bashar Al-Assad using swear words during the funeral of a member of Special Forces in Beit Yashout in the first months of the Syrian Revolution.
Ali Haydar was deposed in 1994, after he had threatened to rebel against the regime in the case that Bashar Al-Assad returned from the UK and entered the presidential palace in Syria. Accordingly, Hafez Al-Assad summoned Haydar, deposed him, placed him under house arrest and appointed Brigade Ali Habib as the head of Special Forces.
It is worth noting that Brigade Ali Haydar had participated in oppression imposed on the Muslim Brotherhood and committed Hama massacre. Haydar was also the de-facto ruler of Lebanon during the period of the Syrian occupation of Lebanon.