Syrian TV shows Assad swearing in new defense minister

ByREUTERS
July 19, 2012 19:00




BEIRUT - Syrian state television aired footage on Thursday of President Bashar Assad swearing in new Defense Minister Fahad Jassim al-Freij, the first images of the president since a bomb attack on Wednesday killed three senior official at a security meeting.

State television did not say where or when the footage was filmed but it will allay suspicions that Assad was killed in the attack.

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