France to strip Syria's Assad of Légion d'honneur award

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The French presidency confirmed on Monday that a procedure has begun to strip Bashar al-Assad of his Légion d'honneur award, France's highest honour for actions of civil merit, given to him in 2001 by France's then-president Jacques Chirac.

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The French government has started the process required to strip Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad of his Legion of Honour award, reports The Blaze.