Syrian President to deliver rare speech on uprising

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Credit: PA Wire

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will deliver a rare speech today about the uprising against his rule, which has killed 60,000 people and brought civil war to the edge of his capital, according to Reuters.

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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.