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Syria's Former Defense Minister Found Dead

MIN READAug 9, 2011 | 14:36 GMT

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Update to original publication: Former Syrian Defense Minister Gen. Ali Habib on Aug. 9 denied reports about why he stepped down from his post, including reports that he had died, SANA reported. He said in a broadcast statement that his health prevented his continuing to work, and that he received treatment in a hospital for several days. ...

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