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Syrian governor sacked after 7 protesters killed

Syrian governor sacked after 7 protesters killed

A Syrian official says the governor of a southern province where a deadly government crackdown killed seven protesters has been sacked.
The official says Faisal Kalthoum was fired from his position in Daraa on Tuesday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.
Protests inspired by uprisings across the across the Arab world have erupted in parts of Syria, but authorities quickly suppressed them. Three consecutive days of protests in Daraa started Friday and turned violent as security forces fired on protesters.
The state order to remove Kalthoum, in post since 2006, could help ease tension in Daraa as residents accused him of being corrupt.


Updated : 2021-06-25 00:26 GMT+08:00