Assad's brother 'lost leg' in Damascus attack

Maher al-Assad (left) with his brother President Bashar al-Assad Credit: Reuters

The brother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad lost a leg in an attack on the security cabinet in Damascus in July, a Western diplomat told Reuters.

"We heard that he (Maher al-Assad) lost one of his legs during the explosion, but don't know anymore"

The news was confirmed by a Gulf source, who said "He lost one of his legs. The news is true."