Syria's Assad names new defense and other ministers: state TV

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Posted: Jan 01, 2018 10:14 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday issued a decree appointing new ministers for defense, industry and information, Syrian state television reported.

He appointed General Ali Abdullah Ayoub as defense minister, Mohammed Mazen Ali Yousef as industry minister and Imad Abullah Sarah as information minister, state television reported, citing the decree.

(Reporting By Angus McDowall; Editing by Kevin Liffey)