Thousands gather for a pro-Assad rally
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Syria awaits President Assad announcement

Tens of thousands are demonstrating in cities across Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad, who has faced a wave of unrest in recent days.

The government is expected to resign and a new cabinet announced. President Assad is thought to be ready to lift emergency laws originally imposed 48 years ago after recent violence and unrest left dozens dead.

Lina Sinjab reports.

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