President Hafez al-Assad with the family of his long-time friend, Defense Minister Mustapha Tlass in 2000

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The photo was taken at the Chami Hospital in early 2000, months before Assad's death, when he was visiting Tlass after the Defense Minister underwent heart surgery. From left to right: Lamia al-Jabri Tlass (wife of the Defense Minister), Tala Kheir Tlass (wife of officer Manaf Tlass), President Hafez al-Assad, Manaf Tlass, Firas Tlass, Rania al-Jabri Tlass (wife of Firas Tlass).