ISSN 2330-717X

Syrians React With Joy To Gaddafi Death, Think Assad Is Next

By

The news of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s death was a source of joy beyond the borders of Libya. In Syria, it was received by mass demonstrators with a mixture of joy and hope, ahead of Friday of the “Martyrs of Arab deadline “, in reference to the Arab League resolution to give the Assad regime 15 days to stop the repression and bloodshed and calling for a comprehensive national dialogue with the opposition.

The Syrians in the streets said the fall of the Libyan tyrant gave them hope and boosted them to continue to demonstrate and demand to oust the regime. Videos posted on the internet showed people celebrating in Damascus, Aleppo and Harasta following the killing of Gaddafi and his two sons, along with a group of senior officials.

The demonstrators chanted slogans and raised banners congratulating the Libyan people and calling President Assad to draw the lessons. According to activists, the security forces and Shabiha militia moved into Harasta and engaged with dissident soldiers.

Click here to have Eurasia Review's newsletter delivered via RSS, as an email newsletter, via mobile or on your personal news page.

Al Bawaba News

Al Bawaba provides top stories and breaking news about the Middle East and the world. The Al Bawaba network consists of several web portals and media platforms.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.