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A November 24, 2008 photo shows Syrian Agriculture Minister Riyad Hijab in Quneitra. Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad on June 6, 2012, appointed Hijab as the strife-torn country's new premier and tasked him with forming a government, state television reported.
A November 24, 2008 photo shows Syrian Agriculture Minister Riyad Hijab in Quneitra. Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad on June 6, 2012, appointed Hijab as the strife-torn country's new premier and tasked him with forming a government, state television reported.

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