Syrians defiant as world powers plan for talks
Smoke rises after an explosion Thursday near the Palace of Justice in central Damascus, Syria
June 29th, 2012
04:54 PM ET

Syrians defiant as world powers plan for talks

International envoy Kofi Annan expressed optimism Friday that the latest talks on the crisis in Syria will yield "an appropriate outcome," despite a failed peace plan and relentless violence in the Middle East nation.

Diplomats prepared for a weekend emergency meeting in Switzerland as grass-roots anger against Bashar al-Assad's regime spread across Syria and protesters praised Free Syrian Army rebels with shouts of "FSA forever!"

"We're confident that God's victory is near," marchers chanted Friday in nationwide demonstrations against the government.

"We will no longer kneel to anyone but God," emboldened protesters shouted near the presidential palace in central Damascus. They lambasted al-Assad's family with cries of "We are coming after you, may God curse your soul."


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    August 3, 2012 at 1:51 am | Reply
  2. TJ

    Rob, just because you dream it doesnt make it true. Do you sit around making this crap up. Get your facts straight.

    July 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Reply
  3. lock

    I've decided that Putin and Assad are in a bro-mance

    June 29, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Reply
  4. rob

    Same thing happened in Bahrain, and you called them terrorists.

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    June 29, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Reply
    • Saddam bin laden

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      July 2, 2012 at 1:09 am | Reply

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