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SANA: Assad’s cousin arrested for killing officer amid Alawites protests

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Syrian authorities arrested Monday a relative of Bashar al-Assad, two days after protesters called for the man’s punishment over killing a regime army officer in a traffic dispute in Latakia, state news agency reported.

Hundreds of Syrians staged a protest on Saturday in the coastal city of Latakia, a stronghold of Mr. Assad and his Alawite sect, to demand the execution of Suleiman al-Assad.