He is married to Tala Kheir Tlass. After Tlass' defection, his wife and son left Beirut and went to Paris. Tlass was born in the Syrian village of al-Rastan near Homs to a Sunni muslim family. Le général syrien Manaf Tlass, qui a fait défection. Mustafa Tlass left for France for what he described as medical treatment. A member of Syria’s opposition National Council, Hassem Hashimi, described Tlass as a powerful figure in the Assad regime. [25] French President Francois Hollande confirmed on 17 July 2012 that Manaf Tlass was in Paris. In July 2012, Manaf Tlass, a Syrian officer and another son of Mustafa, defected from the Assad regime and fled to … [12], After Hafez Assad's death in 2000, Tlass became Bashar Assad's right-hand-man. Ancien pilier du régime de Hafez al-Assad, l'ex-ministre syrien de la Défense, le général Moustapha Tlass, est décédé mardi à Paris à l'âge de 85 ans. Manaf Tlass and the future of Syria. [36], Tlass is a Sunni Muslim. [14][15][16] He was also regarded as a potential candidate for leadership in future years. In spring 2011, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad turned to his friend and army commander, Manaf Tlass, for advice about how to respond to Arab Spring-inspired protests. [18], Tlass is reported to have become increasingly frustrated over the violent crackdown by the security forces on protesters. Manaf is not the only significant member of the Tlass family who has defected. He joined the Ba'th Party at the age of 15, and met Hafez al-Assad when studying at the military academy in Homs. [8] Businessman Firas Tlass is his elder brother. This is due to being excluded from his military missions as the leader of Group 105 in the Presidential Guard since a way long duration. formed contacts. Dagher’s meetings with Manaf Tlass sowed the seeds for his book Assad or We Burn the Country, published May 28. [16] The case is reported to be as the first such case involving a high-ranking military commander. [18] He was also involved in reconciliation efforts in rural Damascus, including Douma, Daraa, al-Tall, Homs and his home town Rastan. Tlass was born in Rastan in 1964. The Tlass family in 1990s? And they generally ended up defecting, as did Manaf in July 2012. [2][3][4], Tlass was born in Rastan in 1964. He and his family were very close to the family of Bashar al Assad, he knew Bashar personally for many years before he became president. Defected general Manaf Tlass (pictured) told a Saudi newspaper Friday that he could be the man to lead Syria out of the crisis, despite his longstanding ties to the Assad regime. [17] He commanded the 104th brigade that is located in Douma and Harasta in the Republican Guard together with Brigadier General Issam Zahreddine. [11], Tlass tried to help Bashar Assad increase his base of support by introducing him to members of the Sunni merchant class. About Palestine; Jewish terrorists supported Hitler, not Islam, but this racist bus advert is allowed in Philadelphia; Links; Modern Islamic Studies At an elaborate dinner at al-Assad’s mansion, Kerry met Manaf Tlass, who was the dictator’s top enforcer. Manaf Tlass’ defection was a half-surprise to friends privy to his thoughts and activities over the past months. Lt. Gen. Mustafa Tlass is a Syrian politician and a long time minister of defense, now retired. Manaf is on the right. [12], Tlass tried to help Bashar Assad increase his base of support by introducing him to members of the Sunni merchant class. The hometown of the Tlass family, Rastan, became an early base for army defectors at the same period. [10] He was the first government official meeting with the opposition in March 2011 and trying to open a dialogue and find a political solution. (2011). Firas, a business tycoon, left Syria for Egypt in 2011, too. Kerry gushed, “I am happy that someone like you is at the president’s side.” Manaf is on the right. Leila Mazboudi Al Manar Unsurprising was the departure of the unfaithful Colonel Manaf Tlass probably to Paris among those who know him as well as the parties of the Syrian regime. The Tlass family was the most famous Sunni family in Syria, known for supporting the Alawite-dominated regime. [18], Tlass tried to meet with Bashar Assad via a leading political figure who is not Syrian but is close to Assad a few days before leaving Syria. But experts claim that he appeals … He is married to Tala Kheir Tlass. Assad and Manaf had not spoken for the last three months, said Abdul-Nour, quoting knowledgeable friends back in Damascus. [30], Tlass visited Saudi Arabia in the last week of July 2012. The flight of Brigadier General Manaf Tlass, the son of a former defence minister, was interpreted by world leaders meeting in Paris as a sign of increasing instability in the Syrian regime. Tlass is a Sunni Muslim. However, the meeting did not take place. What is certain is that on the day news broke of Manaf having left Syria, his wife and young son who were in Beirut were driven by “M.H.” to Rafik Hariri International airport. He joined the Ba'th Party at the age of 15, and met Hafez al-Assad when studying at the military academy in Homs. Par Vincent Hugeux & Hala Kodmani. [10], There are several accounts from activists of Tlass's role in the uprising. ... Manaf used to host cultural salons at his house in which Bashar and his wife Asma mingled with leading actors, directors and filmmakers. It is also reported that he is in Dubai. [24], It was also revealed that his wife and son were in Beirut when Manaf Tlass left Damascus. [13][14][15] He was also regarded as a potential candidate for leadership in future years. Businessman Firas Tlass is his elder brother. Manaf Tlas, a Syrian general, has deserted the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and left the country gripped by continuing unrest. [1] This brigade was led by Bashar Assad before he became President, and by Basil Assad until his death in 1994. At an elaborate dinner at al-Assad’s mansion, Kerry met Manaf Tlass, who was the dictator’s top enforcer. Now here is the story of Manaf Tlass , the commander of 105 force in Syrian Republican Guards’ defection. So far, key Alawite inner-circle members, such as the Makhlouf family, appear to … Gen. Manaf Tlass drew world attention when he fled on Thursday, President Bashar al-Assad’s bigger military challenge is the swelling number of silent objectors in Syria. Lire la suite. Tlas’s wife, Thala Khair, is reportedly already in the French capital. [5] He is the son of the former Syrian Defense Minister Mustafa Tlass[6] and Lamia Al Jabiri, a member of an aristocratic Aleppo family. When talking about the crisis, Tlass speaks of a “political solution” and a “military solution” to the crisis, consistently advocating the former. [29], He said he did not blame those troops who have not defected, adding that “whatever mistakes made by some members of the Syrian Arab Army ... those honorable troops who have not partaken in the killing ... are the extension of the Free Syrian Army.”, His cousin, Abdul Razzak Tlass, had announced that his cousin Manaf provided him and several units of the Free Syrian Army with arms in order to counter the military campaign on Rastan. The Tlass family in 1990s? Also, Manaf’s older brother, Firas Tlas, declared his support for the opposition. It is also reported that he is in Dubai. The defection of Gen. Manaf Tlass, a confidant of President Bashar al-Assad, drew attention last week but he has yet to make a public appearance, raising questions about his motives. But his brother, Firas, was. Unsurprising was the departure of the unfaithful Colonel Manaf Tlass probably to Paris among those who know him as well as the parties of the Syrian regime. [35], Tlass is a Sunni Muslim. Syrie : la légion française d’Assad. However, Manaf is a prime candidate for the West to promote as a replacement to the al Assad regime, and the Tlass family is a veritable vault of intelligence on the inner workings of the regime. They have two sons, Hamza and Mounzer, and a daughter, Lamia Tlass. Tlass reportedly will be joining his wife, Tala, and his sister, Nahid Aija (who is reportedly the widow of a billionaire Saudi arms dealer), in Paris. [7], Tlass was a close friend of Basil Assad, Hafez Assad's eldest son and heir apparent until his death in a 1994 car accident. Le général syrienTlass confirme les informations du Figaro sur son exfiltration Figaro - Blogs. ... Manaf used to host cultural salons at his house in which Bashar and his wife Asma mingled with leading actors, directors and … [6], Tlass was promoted to the rank of one-star general in the Republican Guards, which is one of the core military units used to crush the uprising that began in 2011. [13] In June 2005, Tlass was reelected to the central committee of the Baath Party. His wife is from the Damascus upper middle class, the daughter of a Damascus intellectual and granddaughter of the nationalist merchant, Adib Kheir. [30] During the visit, Tlass did the rituals of the Umrah in Mecca. His visit was organized by Prince Bandar bin Sultan, newly appointed head of Saudi Intelligence. [9] On the other hand, the members of his family worked for the Ottoman suzerains as well as French occupiers after the First World War. They have a son, Ahmed Tlass. [21] Bashar al Heraki, a member of the Syrian National Council states that Manaf Tlass was one of the regime’s main figures and that his defection is a sign of Bashar al Assad's losing power. Manaf Tlass est un ancien général de brigade de la Garde républicaine syrienne et un ancien confident de Bachar el-Assad [1], [2], [3], né en 1964. Manaf Tlass was known in Syria not to be from the inner of Bashar El Assad but from his best friends. [26] French President Francois Hollande confirmed on 17 July 2012 that Manaf Tlass was in Paris. He called for "a constructive transition" in Syria and said the Syrian army had fought against the Syrian people. He may have left via Lebanon. It is also reported that he is in Dubai. Par La Rédaction | Sep 14, 2012 | Lu sur le web | 0 . Mustafa Tlass left for France for what he described as medical treatment. And their sons are Bashar al-Assad and Manaf Tlass. Also, Manaf’s older brother, Firas Tlas, declared his support for the opposition. Firas, a business tycoon, left Syria for Egypt in 2011, too. Early life and education []. Manaf Tlass (Arabic language: مناف طلاس‎) (born 1964; sometimes also transliterated as Manaf Tlas) is a former Brigadier General of the Syrian Republican Guard and member of Bashar al-Assad's inner circle. [22] On 6 July 2012, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius stated that Manaf Tlass is on his way to Paris[23] to join his family there. To this day, the way Manaf Tlass left Damascus remains a mystery to the Syrian security services. From right to left: Colonel Manaf Tlass and his wife Tala, General Mustafa Tlass and his wife Lamia, Firas Tlass and his wife Rania (Rania is a Jabri (a leading Sunni notable family of Aleppo). In a conversation with TIME he discussed how the regime burnished Bashar’s image after Hafez handed him power in 2000 and how alongside his wife Asma — … While Brig. He is married to Tala Kheir Tlass. But the book continues for another 160 or so pages, describing the developments of the Syrian conflict until late 2018. [7], Tlass was a close friend of Basil Assad, Hafez Assad's eldest son and heir apparent until his death in a 1994 car accident. [27] On the same day, Manaf Tlass published a statement in the French Press Agency. His wife, Tala Kheir, was the daughter of a Damascene intellectual and granddaughter of the nationalist merchant, Adib Kheir. [18] His reconciliation efforts are said to have led to house arrest from May 2011 to his defection in July 2012. While Brig. Tlass was born in the Syrian village of al-Rastan near Homs to a Sunni muslim family. Source: Joshua Landis It was also revealed that his wife and son were in Beirut when Manaf Tlass left Damascus. Tlass also advocated reform as early as 2005, but he stressed that Assad was the best hope for reform. Étiquette : manaf tlass. formed contacts. [28], Tlass called on Syrians to unite and look towards a post-revolutionary Syria, in video address broadcast from Saudi Arabia on 24 July 2012. His wife is from the Damascus upper middle class, the daughter of a Damascus intellectual and granddaughter of the nationalist merchant, Adib Kheir. [31] He confirmed his defection in an exclusive video for Saudi-based TV channel Al Arabiya and gave his first interview to the newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat. Firas Tlass also admitted to offering humanitarian and relief aid to the Farouq Brigades in the Free Syrian Army which is commanded by his cousin Abdul Razzak Tlas. Tlass is a Sunni Muslim. Picture: AFP. Tell me about the relationship between those two men. About Palestine; Jewish terrorists supported Hitler, not Islam, but this racist bus advert is allowed in Philadelphia; Links; Modern Islamic Studies Lt. Gen. Mustafa Tlass is a Syrian politician and a long time minister of defense, now retired. [7] Businessman Firas Tlass is his elder brother. Mustafa Tlass left for France for what he described as medical treatment. However, the meeting did not take place. Kerry gushed, “I am happy that someone like you is at the president’s side.” Manaf Tlas, a Syrian general, has deserted the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and left the country gripped by continuing unrest. [17] The case is reported to be the first such case involving a high-ranking military commander. When Hafez Assad died in 2000, Manaf became Bashar's right-hand-man, and a potential candidate for leadership in future years. As the regime's reaction to the Syrian spring became more and more ruthless, Manaf Tlass was cast out of the inner circle to brood in his Damascus home. [17], Tlass is reported to have become increasingly frustrated in recent months over the violent crackdown by the security forces on protesters. [13] They have two sons, Hamza and Mounzer, and a daughter, Lamia Tlass.[20]. [20], It was reported that he, along with 23 other officers,[21] defected to Turkey in early July 2012, after the Syrian intelligence services discovered he was a member of the opposition. Manaf Tlass was no businessman, having gone the route of his father, Mustafa, the former defense minister who was a close confidante of Hafiz al-Asad for decades. His father is of Circassian and Turkish origin. They have a son, Ahmed Tlass. [9] He later became close to Bashar Assad, having attended military college with Assad,[10] Bashar Assad regarded the Tlass brothers as peers and friends. Some argued that he was under house arrest, and exempted from army duty since 2011. [33], Tlass then went to Turkey on 26 July 2012[34][35] where he met with the then Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and the undersecretary of National Intelligence Organization, Hakan Fidan. [6], Tlass was promoted to the rank of one-star general in the Republican Guards, which is one of the core military units used to crush the uprising that began in 2011. His wife is from the Damascus upper middle class, the daughter of a Damascus intellectual and granddaughter of the nationalist merchant, Adib Kheir. 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He called for "a constructive transition" in Syria and said the Syrian army had fought against the Syrian people. Like his father and brother, Manaf also married into an aristocratic Damascene family. (CBS News) Brig. [11], There are several accounts from activists of Tlass's role in the uprising. [32] He confirmed his defection in an exclusive video for Saudi-based TV channel Al Arabiya and gave his first interview to the newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat. Tell me about the relationship between those two men. Defected general Manaf Tlass (pictured) told a Saudi newspaper Friday that he could be the man to lead Syria out of the crisis, despite his longstanding ties to the Assad regime. Syrian defector Manaf Tlass, right, pictured in 1999 with Syria's Bashar al-Assad. [8] On the other hand, the members of his family worked for the Ottoman suzerains as well as French occupiers after the First World War. [25], It was also revealed that his wife and son were in Beirut when Manaf Tlass left Damascus. It was his first public appearance since he defected in early July 2012. A member of Syria’s opposition National Council, Hassem Hashimi, described Tlass as a powerful figure in the Assad regime. Tlass was born in Rastan in 1964. Briscoe, Ivan; Floor Janssen Rosan Smits (November 2012). [37][38] His wife is from the Damascus upper middle class,[10] the daughter of a Damascus intellectual and granddaughter of the nationalist merchant, Adib Kheir. Manaf Tlass, an ex-general formerly close to Assad, says he’ll unite ‘the honorable people inside and outside Syria’ By Paul Schemm 26 July 2012, 7:12 pm 1 Edit Facebook [13] He also became a member of the central committee of the Baath Party in 2000. The hometown of the Tlass family, Rastan, became an early base for army defectors at the same period. [27], Tlass called on Syrians to unite and look towards a post-revolutionary Syria, in video address broadcast from Saudi Arabia on 24 July 2012. He is the son of the former Syrian Defense Minister Mustafa Tlass and Lamia Al Jabiri, a member of an aristocratic Aleppo family. Neistat, A., & Solvang, O. Tlas’s wife, Thala Khair, is reportedly already in the French capital. Manaf’s father, the late Mustafa Tlass had been a pillar of the Ba’ath party establishment, unwaveringly loyal to Basher’s father, Hafez Assad, and served as his defense minister for 30-years. [10] He later became close to Bashar Assad, having attended military college with Assad,[11] Bashar Assad regarded the Tlass brothers as peers and friends. Manaf Tlass was no businessman, having gone the route of his father, Mustafa, the former defense minister who was a close confidante of Hafiz al-Asad for decades. Dagher’s meetings with Manaf Tlass sowed the seeds for his book Assad or We Burn the Country, published May 28. 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