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Biography for Atif Najib

First Name: Atif
Last Name: Najib
Title: Colonel
Place of Birth: Jabla, Latakia, Syria
Family: Son of Fatma Makhlouf, sister of Anisa Makhlouf, mother of president Bashar al-Assad.
Education: Graduated as second lieutenant, Military academy, Damascus, Syria
Languages: Arabic
CV: Colonel, Damascus branch of political security departmentFirst lieutenant, Damascus branch of political security department
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