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Syria appoints new defense minister -- state TV

2012-07-18 12:37:05 GMT2012-07-18 20:37:05(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

DAMASCUS, July 18 (Xinhua) -- Syria appointed General Fahad Jassim al-Freij as the country's new defense minister on Wednesday after his predecessor got killed along with other officials in a suicide bombing targeting the national intelligence headquarters in the capital Damascus, the state TV reported.

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