Al Arabiya News Channel’s English portal has released a new interactive gallery which helps readers keep track of defections, deaths and arrests within the inner-circle of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.
Under the title “The Lion’s Den” (“Assad” is Arabic for “Lion”), visitors of www.alarabiya.net/English can now view and interact with a constantly updated info-graphic which serves as a guide to members of the Baathist Syrian regime.
Al Arabiya’s “Lion’s Den” info-graphic (Al Arabiya)
Using playing cards has previously been employed during the 2003 United States-led war in Iraq, when the U.S. military developed a set of playing cards to help troops identify the most-wanted members of (late) president Saddam Hussein’s government, high-ranking Baath party members of the Revolutionary Command Council.
The “Lion’s Den” can be viewed by clicking on the designated banner on Al Arabiya’s English website or on the following link: http://english.alarabiya.net/index/static/lionsden_en