Syria's Assad's announces amnesty for army deserters

July 25, 2015 10:03 AM

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Syria's Assad's announces amnesty for army deserters

BEIRUT Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree announcing a general amnesty for military deserters who violated the country's compulsory military conscription law, state television said on Saturday.

The decree, which was announced on state television, said the law that would lift legal penalties against thousands of army deserters, applied to those outside and inside Syria.

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