Al-Akhras I did not post a letter to Asma Al-Assad

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A relative of Asma al-Assad has denied reports that she has written a letter to the Syrian First Lady attacking her for supporting the regime’s brutal war against people aspiring for freedom.

A letter has been widely circulated on the internet and allegedly signed by Rasha al-Akhras, a cousin of Asmaa. The letter, titled “You who used to be my cousin,” contains attacks against Asma for the “silent support” she has offered her husband, Bashar al-Assad, since the beginning of the revolution.

Akhras allegedly promised her cousin that the “revolution will reach victory very soon.”

In an exclusive statement to Al Arabiya English, al-Akhras denied any affiliation to the letter and expelled the authenticity of it.

“I did not post a letter to Asma al-Assad. I think the letter was fabricated by someone who aims to cause trouble for me.”

Al-Akhras said she does not wish to speak further regarding the letter, “I really have nothing to do with the letter. I don't want the situation to be blown out of proportion on my part,” she said in a last statement to Al Arabiya.

Facebook groups supporting the Syrian revolution claimed al-Akhras to be the original author of the letter.
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