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World Syrians rally in Damascus in support of Assad's military

12:56  16 april  2018
12:56  16 april  2018 Source:   ap.org

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Hundreds of Syrians gathered on Monday in a landmark square in Syria ' s capital, Damascus , rallying in support of their armed forces. Shouts of "Allah, Syria , and only Bashar," a reference to Syrian President Bashar Assad , rang out.

This photo shows Syrian protesters holding their national flags and portraits of their president Bashar Assad , as they march during a demonstration to show their solidarity with the Syrian armed forces, at Omayyad Square, in Damascus , Syria , Monday, April 16, 2018.

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian protesters hold their national flags and portraits of their president Bashar Assad, as they march during a demonstration to show their solidarity with the Syrian armed forces, at Omayyad Square, in Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 16, 2018. Hundreds of Syrians have gathered in a landmark square in the capital of Damascus in support of their armed forces, which they say succeeded in confronting the unprecedented joint airstrikes by the West over the weekend. (SANA via AP) © The Associated Press In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian protesters hold their national flags and portraits of their president Bashar Assad, as they march during a demonstration to show their solidarity with the Syrian armed forces, at Omayyad Square, in Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 16, 2018. Hundreds of Syrians have gathered in a landmark square in the capital of Damascus in support of their armed forces, which they say succeeded in confronting the unprecedented joint airstrikes by the West over the weekend. (SANA via AP)

BEIRUT — Hundreds of Syrians gathered on Monday in a landmark square in Syria's capital, Damascus, rallying in support of their armed forces, which they say succeeded in confronting the unprecedented joint airstrikes by the West over the weekend.

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State TV broadcast the rally live from the central Omayyad Square. Protesters waved Syrian flags at the demonstration, dubbed a "salute to the achievements of the Arab Syrian Army," set off fireworks and unleashed celebratory gunfire.

Shouts of "Allah, Syria, and only Bashar," a reference to Syrian President Bashar Assad, rang out.

The joint airstrikes by the United States, Britain and France bombed sites that the three countries said were linked to Syria's chemical weapons program. The airstrikes were triggered by an alleged chemical attack in the town of Douma, just outside of Damascus.

Syrian activists said more than 40 people were killed, but Syria and Russia deny the attack. Russia accused Britain of staging the attack.

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BEIRUT — Hundreds of Syrians gathered on Monday in a landmark square in Syria ' s capital, Damascus , rallying in support of their armed forces, which they Shouts of “Allah, Syria , and only Bashar,” a reference to Syrian President Bashar Assad , rang out.

Add your two cents. (From AP News). Hundreds of Syrians gathered on Monday in a landmark square in Syria ’ s capital, Damascus , rallying in support of their armed forces, which they say succeeded Shouts of “Allah, Syria , and only Bashar,” a reference to Syrian President Bashar Assad , rang out.

Saturday's airstrikes came shortly after a fact-finding mission from the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons arrived in Syria to investigate the attack. The mission is still expected to make it to Douma, where government security agencies and Russian military police have deployed after the town fell under government control, raising complaints from the Syrian opposition that evidence of chemical weapons' use might no longer be found.

The OPCW is holding an emergency meeting Monday in the Hague to discuss the suspected chemical attack in Douma.

The strikes have ratcheted up international tension, as the U.S. and Russia exchanged threats of retaliation. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has indicated new economic sanctions will be announced Monday against Russia for enabling Assad's government to continue using chemical weapons.

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BEIRUT (AP) – Hundreds of Syrians gathered yesterday in a landmark square in Syria ’ s capital, Damascus , rallying in support of their armed forces, which they say succeeded in confronting the Shouts of “Allah, Syria , and only Bashar,” a reference to Syrian President Bashar Assad , rang out.

(AP). Hundreds of Syrians gathered on Monday in a landmark square in Syria ’ s capital, Damascus , rallying in support of their armed forces, which they say Shouts of “Allah, Syria , and only Bashar,” a reference to Syrian President Bashar Assad , rang out. The joint airstrikes by the United States

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the military strikes violated the U.N. Charter and that if they continue, "it will inevitably entail chaos in international relations," according to a Kremlin statement on Sunday.

The Syrian government regained full control of Douma on Saturday, following a surrender deal with the rebels who had controlled the town just east of Damascus. It also followed the purported use of chemical weapons there on April 7.

Douma was the last rebel holdout in the eastern Ghouta enclave, which was the target of a government offensive in February and March that killed hundreds and displaced tens of thousands of people.

Syrian media, Russian and Syrian officials have sought to downplay the impact of the joint airstrikes, saying the Syrian air defenses have intercepted most of the missiles. The Pentagon says no missiles were engaged.

British Prime Minister Theresa May was to face restive lawmakers Monday for authorizing the strikes without a vote in Parliament. Her office said she planned to tell them the strikes were "in Britain's national interest" and were carried out to stop further suffering from chemical weapons attacks.

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