France launches process to revoke Assad’s Legion of Honour

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France has begun the process of stripping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of his Legion of Honour award, the country’s highest distinction, a source in the French president’s office said.

The move comes after President Emmanuel  Macron , alongside the United States and Britain, ordered military strikes on Syrian targets in response to a suspected poison gas attack that killed dozens of people last week near the capital Damascus.

Assad was awarded the honour in 2001 by then French President Jacques Chirac.

Macron ‘s government has said it plans to review the way...


France launches process to revoke Assad’s Legion of Honour


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