Pro-Assad rallies mark anniversary of Syria revolt




 
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Pro-Assad rallies mark anniversary of Syria revolt
 
March 15th, 2012  
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Pro-Assad rallies mark anniversary of Syria revolt
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Flag-waving supporters of President Bashar al-Assad took to the streets of Syrian cities on Thursday in an orchestrated show of loyalty to coincide with the first anniversary of an increasingly bloody uprising against his rule. Official media announced government forces had cleared "armed terrorists" from the northwestern city of Idlib, suggesting the army was gaining ground in the revolt, which has cost at least 8,000 lives, according to the United Nations. ...




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