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Assad admits Syrian army weakness

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad says lack of soldiers affects which territory to defend. President Obama arrives in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Froome wins Tour de France

The Syrian president Bashar al-Assad says a shortage of manpower means the army will have to make decisions on which positions to defend in Syria's civil war. President Obama has arrived in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa from Kenya. The British cyclist Chris Froome has secured his second Tour de France victory

(Photo: The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Credit: EPA/SANA)

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