Massive Syrians Rally in Support of President Assad
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Hundred of thousands of Syrians poured to the streets in different cities of the country to voice support for their government and national army.
People in Qudsayya, al-Dimas and al-Sabboura areas in Damascus countryside gathered in a massive popular rally in Qudsayya area on Thursday to support “Syrian army operations against the armed terrorist groups” the official SANA news agency reported.
Waving Syrian flags and holding posters of Syrian President Bashar Assad, the participants expressed hope for imminent victory of the national army against foreign-backed militants.
Chairman of Damascus Countryside Council, Saleh Bakro told SANA that the rally ''is a popular referendum on the basic choices and firm principles that hold the Syrians together, no matter (what are) their different affiliations.''
Syrians have been holding weekly pro-government rallies in different cities which are not threatened by foreign-backed militants and takfiri extremists.
People in Najha area in Damascus Countryside, also went on a massive rally to express their rejection to foreign interference in Syria’s affairs.
Residents of Misyaf city and its countryside in Hama province also went out in thousands, in a rally during which they held up banners to commemorate their martyrs in the national army.
The participants stressed that the aggression waged against Syria makes the Syrians more determined to adhere to the sovereignty, rights and independence of their country, SANA wrote.
“People of Misyaf stress through this massive gathering that they stand by the Syrian Arab Army in the face of the terrorist takfiri groups and their backers,” said Governor of Hama Ghassan Khalaf.
Misyaf Mayor Ibrahim al-Sheikh Ali also said the rallies reflect the Syrians’ determination and will to go on with their lives and overcome the harsh circumstances they are going through.
He added that the rally also indicates the failure of all the attempts seeking to weaken the Syrians and break up the Syrian social fabric.
Tartous province and Haffeh city in Lattakia also witnessed huge marches in support of the army.
Syria sank into war in 2011 when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.
The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.