Syria

Syrians hold demo in support of government, army

386db28da67625330fcdeb3ca5858554_LThousands of Syrians have taken to the streets in support of President Bashar al-Assad and the army, which is battling a foreign-sponsored insurgency.

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.
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.

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