Scenes of frenzied devotion at Assad's speech

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was mobbed by supporters after his speech in Damascus today where he called the opposition "puppets" of the West.

ITV News Middle East correspondent John Ray reports:

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Assad attacks 'puppet' rebels

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad rejected the opposition movement in Syria as "enemies of the people, the enemies of God" and branded them "puppets" created by the West, in a rare public address in Damascus.