Thousands Rally in Syria in Support of New Opposition Bloc, Gaza

Protesters emerged in their thousands across war-torn Syria after Friday prayers in solidarity with the new opposition coalition and the Palestinians of Gaza.

"We sacrifice our blood and souls for you, O Gaza," demonstrators cried out in the central city of Hama, as they waved the three-starred flag of the Syrian revolution.

Meanwhile, air strikes targeted the eastern outskirts of Damascus and more than 30 people were wounded in shelling on a protest in second city Aleppo, the Observatory said.

More than 39,000 people have been killed since the uprising against Assad's regime erupted 20 months ago, the Observatory said on Thursday.

Source: Agence France Presse

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