Syrian businessman and childhood friend of Syrian regime President Bashar Al-Assad, Rami Makhlouf, yesterday denied "rumours" about his death, Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported.
On Facebook, Makhlouf wrote that "rumours" about his death are a "big orchestrated plot." He pledged that it would later backfire.
Makhlouf is the first cousin of Al-Assad, and he was seen as a staunch supporter of the regime before being involved in a crisis with the regime in 2020.
"Mr President, security apparatus has started to infringe on people's freedom. Those are your people, your supporters," he said on 3 May 2020.