Syrian soldiers walk past a bus with President Bashar Assad's portrait in Damascus, Tuesday June 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)
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The Syrian authorities are taking steps to crack down on the firing of weapons to celebrate President Bashar Assad's taking the oath of office, after celebratory gunfire during his election win last week killed or wounded dozens of people, a pro-regime media outlet said Tuesday.The Damas Post website cited sources in the government as saying that the Defense and Interior ministries were in the process of issuing strict orders that "not a single bullet" be wasted, with the country at war against insurgents, either before or after Assad's appearance in parliament to officially begin his third term.
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