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Syrians gather in capital in defiance of airstrikes

AP  |  Damascus 

Hundreds of Syrians demonstrated in a landmark square of the Syrian capital, waving victory signs and honking their in a show of defiance.

The demonstrations broke out early today following a wave of US, British and French military strikes to punish for against civilians.

The has denied the accusations.

In Damascus, the president's seat of power, hundreds of residents gathered in Omayyad Square, many waving Syrian, Russian and Iranian flags. Some clapped their hands and danced, others drove in convoys, honking their horns.

State TV broadcast live from the square where a large crowd of civilians mixed with men in uniforms, including an actor, lawmakers and other figures.

"Good morning steadfastness," one broadcaster said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 13:55 IST
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