Middle East

Syrians vote in ‘blood election’ deemed farcical by West, rebels

A Syrian man accompanied of his children casts his ballot during the presidential election on June 3, 2014 at a polling station in Damascus. Syrians voted in a presidential election in which Bashar al-Assad is looking to tighten his grip on power as his forces battle rebels in a devastating three-year war. AFP PHOTO/ LOUAI BESHARA

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on June 04, 2014, on page 1.




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