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Assad wins Syrian election with '88.7% of vote'

President Bashar al-Assad has won the Syrian presidential election with 88.7% of the vote, according to the parliament's speaker.

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Rebel fighters fire rockets to disrupt Syrian elections

Rebel fighters have fired Grad rockets towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad stationed at the entrance of the coastal city of Lataqia, according to Reuters.

Rebel fighters prepare to fire a Grad rocket towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad Credit: Reuters

The rebels told the news agency they were attempting to disrupt today's presidential elections, which are widely expected to see President Bashar al-Assad secure a third seven-year term.

Rebel fighters fire a Grad rocket towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. Credit: Reuters

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