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  7/17/2014, Tammuz 19, 5774

Syria: Assad Sworn in for 3rd Term as President

Bashar Assad was sworn in on Wednesday as President of Syria for the third consecutive candidacy, after he won last month’s election.

During his inaugural speech, Assad promised that he would continue to fight “terror” in the country, and that he would act towards returning the many refugees who fled Syria due to the violence, as soon as possible.