Akram Junior, grandson of Mustafa Tlass, a former Syrian defence minister, shows no sign of letting the situation back in Syria trouble him, his social media pages awash with images displaying his vast wealth
Daily Mail: As Aleppo burns, Assad's henchmen live a life of luxury in the West: Godfathers of the Syrian regime flit between Paris, Marbella and Mayfair as their country is locked in bloody civil war
* While their country is ravaged by war, the men who built today's Syrian regime live a much different reality
* Sleeping safely in their London and Paris mansions and driving luxurious supercars, they are a world away
* They are the lucky few, relatives of three men who helped establish the Assad clan's rule in Syria from 1970
* As Aleppo burns, Rifaat al-Assad, Mustafa Tlass and Abdel Halim Khaddam live a life of luxury in the West
While the country they created is ravaged by civil war, the men who built today's Syrian regime - along with their families - are living a much different reality.
Sleeping safely in their London and Paris mansions and driving their luxurious supercars, they enjoy a life far removed from that of most Syrian civilians.
They are the lucky few, relatives of three men who helped to establish the Assad clan's rule in Syria, starting with Hafez al-Assad's coup in 1970.
As Aleppo burns in flames, Rifaat al-Assad, the uncle of current Syrian president Bashar, swaps between his nine-bedroom house in Mayfair, London, for a property in Marbella's exclusive Gray D-Albion estate.
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WNU Editor: This is usually the case .... the children of a country's elite usually live a life that is far different than what most people live under. And while many do try to contribute something positive to society .... in the case of these 3 Syrians .... they decided to follow a different path.