7/31/13 Syrian President joins Instagram as 7,000 people die every month in civil war

Source New York Post

More than 7000 of his citizens are dying every month in a bloody civil war but Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has found time to join Instagram.

Assad, using the handle “syrianpresidency”, joined the photo-sharing network last week and had uploaded more than 50 photos – mostly shots of him greeting fans or his wife Asma al-Assad talking to citizens.

Syria’s civil war has claimed more than 100,000 lives in two years and Assad has been accused of using chemical weapons on his own people in the northern village of Khan al-Assal. Read more