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Syria’s Cabinet Reshuffled

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) -- Syria's beleaguered President Bashar Assad has shaken up his cabinet and appointed new ministers to handle the economy, according to Syria’s state media.

The cabinet reshuffle comes as Syrians suffer shortages of essentials including fuel, electricity and food. As a result of these complaints, the state TV said there would be changes at the oil, finance and agriculture ministries.  

It's hard to see, given the continued fighting, how a change in ministers may make any real difference to the situation.

Significantly key security ministries remain unchanged.

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