Syrians rally in Damascus in support of Assad’s military

BEIRUT (AP) – Hundreds of Syrians gathered yesterday 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. More details in Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin