Largely unseen, Syrian president's younger brother Maher Assad key to regime's survival

  • by: BARBARA SURK , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 13, 2013 - 4:40 PM

BEIRUT — He is rarely photographed or even quoted in Syria's media. Wrapped in that blanket of secrecy, President Bashar Assad's younger brother has been vital to the family's survival in power.

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