Assad sacks another governor
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad issued on Saturday sacked Dr. Ahmad Khaled Abdul-Aziz from his post as governor of Hama. Within the past three months, al-Assad issued two decrees discharging governors of Daraa and Homs, Fayssal Kulthoum and Mohammad Eyad Ghazal.
Saturday's announcement came a day after more than 400,000 people turned out in Hama city demanding the departure of Assad and his regime. Activists said it was the biggest demonstration since the uprising began in March.
Abdul-Aziz is a former professor of international law at Damascus University. The governor was appointed in late February.