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Leaving Syria: Ammar Abdulhamid

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Leaving Syria: Ammar Abdulhamid

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Leaving Syria: Ammar Abdulhamid

Leaving Syria: Ammar Abdulhamid

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Syrian dissident Ammar Abdulhamid is a visiting fellow with the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. He says that while growing up in Syria in the '70s and '80s, it wasn’t fears of an Israeli attack that kept him up at night. His concern was the dreaded Syrian security apparatus and certain government officials.

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