Al-Assad is President of the Syrian Arab Republic. Since 2011, the civil war between the regime and an assortment of groups (mainly gathered under the umbrella of the Free Syrian Army) has resulted in approximately 450,000 people being killed, six million displaced internally, and about five million having fled the country in a humanitarian crisis which is also having a destabilising influence on neighbouring countries. In May 2021, Al-Assad won a fourth term in office with 95.1 percent of the votes.
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