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syrians rally in damascus in support of assad's military

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syrians rally in damascus in support of assad's military

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.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.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...