Marada Movement leader MP Suleiman Franjieh, called Syrian president Bashar al Assad on Saturday and found out he is ok. His call came after a Friday report by one of the Free Syrian Army brigades ( Martyrs brigade) claiming that the Syrian president was assassinated .
Franjieh,, a staunch ally of Assad confirmed that the Syrian president is alive and well and what was reported was strictly a rumor.
Several unconfirmed reports surfaced recently claiming that the embattled Syrian president was assassinated . One of the reports went as far as naming the assassin.
The embattled and increasingly isolated president said on Wednesday in a statement that his country is being subjected to “acts of terrorism backed by Arab, regional and Western nations”, a reference to the Western-backed opposition fighting his regime.
Over 70,000 people have been killed since the uprising began just over two years ago .