Syrians rally to thank army, support Assad

Syrians rally to thank army, support Assad
Wed Feb 19, 2014 08:11:30

Thousands of Syrians have held a demonstration in support of President Bashar al-Assad and the army, which is battling foreign-sponsored militants and terrorists.

The demonstration was held on Tuesday in the city of Hasakah in northeastern Syria where the participants condemned acts of terrorism against the Arab nation.

The protesters expressed their confidence in the leadership of President Assad, saying he will steer the country to the shores of safety.

They also thanked the army for the sacrifices it is making in its fight against foreign-backed militants.

In addition, the demonstrators appreciated the government’s efforts in protecting Syria’s territorial integrity in the face of what they called foreign interference.

Syrians have held numerous pro-government rallies during last three years. Such demonstrations usually take place in areas which are hit by militancy.

Other demonstrations were held on Thursday in the cities of Aleppo, Hama, Homs, Latakia and Hasakah where the demonstrators condemned acts of terror against the nation.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since March 2011. According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies -- especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey -- are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.

According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed and millions displaced due to the violence.

A recent British defense study showed that about 100,000 militants, fragmented into 1,000 groups, are fighting in Syria against the government and people.


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