Deadly rebel attacks in Aleppo ahead of Syria vote

June 2, 2014 12:52 PM

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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian official on Monday called on Syrians to vote in the coming presidential election, calling it a "genuine opportunity" to express their will amid the country's 3-year-old conflict.

Syrians will vote Tuesday in their country's first multicandidate presidential elections. President Bashar Assad is all but guaranteed to win a third seven-year term in a vote denounced by the Syrian opposition and its Western allies as a mockery.

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