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Syrian President addresses crowd, assuring victory

01-12-2012 07:16 BJT

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has greeted thousands of supporters in a Damascus square, one day after breaking a six-month public silence.

The President said the important thing is to have faith in the future and in the Syrian people because he feels they will no-doubt triumph. He added that foreign conspirators have reached the end of their conspiracy.

Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, addresses supporters during
a rally at a central square in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Jan. 11,

Assad’s wife Asma and their two children joined him for the surprise appearance in the capital’s central Uma-yyad Square.

Violent clashes have taken place between the government and the protesters over the past ten months.

The United Nations says more than 5-thousand civilians have been killed in the unrest.

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President
Bashar Assad, left, addresses supporters during a rally at a central square in
Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012.

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (C) addresses his supporters during a surprise
appearance at a rally in Umayyad Square in Damascus January 11, 2012, in this handout
photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA.


Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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