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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad vows victory over 'plot'

President Bashar al-Assad has told parliament Syria will defeat those behind a "plot" against his country.

It was Mr Assad's first speech since anti-government demonstrations erupted two weeks ago.

He was interrupted by pledges of support from MPs.

More than 60 people have been killed during violent protests that began in the southern city of Deraa.

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