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Syria names new defence minister -presidency – Metro US

Syria names new defence minister -presidency

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad meets with the Syrian cabinet in
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad meets with the Syrian cabinet in Damascus

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appointed Ali Mahmoud Abbas as new defence minister on Thursday, a presidency statement said.

Abbas is replacing General Ali Abdullah Ayoub, a former army chief of staff who was appointed by Assad in 2018.

Changing of senior ministers is not unusual in war-torn Syria.

(Reporting by Alaa Swilam; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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