Syrian president sacks governor of restive province

(CNN) — The Syrian president sacked the governor of a restive province, a day after tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of its capital.

President Bashar al-Assad discharged Dr. Ahmad Khaled Abdul-Aziz from his post as governor of Hama province, the third provincial governor to be fired since the countrywide protests began in mid-March.

No reason was given for the move, reported on Saturday by the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency.

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