In 'time out' from civil war, Syria creates space agency

Regime does not specify what the agency will do, claims it is for "scientific research."

By REUTERS
March 18, 2014 19:02
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Space Mania 370. (photo credit: Avner Tsarfati)

 
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BEIRUT - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government, which has been fighting a full fledged civil war with several rebel factions for the last three years, took time to approved a bill on Tuesday to create a "Syrian Space Agency."

The state news agency SANA did not specify what the agency would do, but said it was "of a scientific research nature."

Some 140,000 people, including 7,000 children, have been killed in Syria in an armed revolt that began after security forces used violence to crush peaceful protests against 40 years of Assad family rule.

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