Bashar al-Assad appointed commander general of Syrian army
Syria, Politics, 6/11/2000
Syrian vice President Abdul Halim Khaddam on Sunday received two following legislative decrees no. 9 and 10 for the year 2000, which provide for raising the military grade of col. Bashar Hafez al-Assad to a Lt. Gen. as well as to appoint him as a commander general for the army and armed forces.
The following is the text of legislative decree no. 9:
Legislative decree no. 9 Vice President According to the provisions of the constitution, decides the following Article 1- col. Bashar Hafez al-Assad's military grade is to be raised to a Lt. Gen. As from June 10, 2000 Article 2 this legislative decree is to be published in the official news paper and considered to be valid as from the date of its issuance.
The legislative decree no 10 also issued by vice President Khaddam says Article 1. Lt. Gen. Bashar al- Assad is to be appointed as a commander general of the army and armed forces.
Article 2. this decree id to be issued in the official news paper and considered as valid as from the date of its issuance.
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