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Assad seems assured on Syria state TV

CBS Information’ overseas correspondent Seth Doane is the one American community correspondent in Damascus because the U.S. missiles struck three websites in Syria. On Saturday, he checked out the smoldering rubble of a suspected chemical weapons facility in Damascus. 

Douma, which had been in insurgent fingers, is now managed by Syrian forces. That might make it simpler for chemical weapons inspectors, who arrived in Damascus Saturday, to get to the location of the purported April 7 chemical assault. These inspectors had been set to start work on Sunday.

Syria’s deputy overseas minister instructed us they had been keen to assist get inspectors to the location, although the federal government nonetheless claims the assault by no means occurred. 

President Bashar Assad appeared on state TV on Sunday as assured as ever, holding conferences with Russian lawmakers. He mentioned $400 billion can be wanted to revive Syria’s economic system and known as the coalition missile strikes “an act of aggression.”

Because the airstrikes, Syrians in government-controlled Damascus have been defiant.
 
“They’ve been attacking and conspiring in opposition to Syria for eight years, however Syria is robust,” one pupil mentioned in Arabic. 

In rebel-held components of the nation, they’ve argued the airstrikes didn’t go far sufficient, as a result of Assad remains to be in energy. His forces have been making regular beneficial properties, knocking-out opposition fighters wherever they will.

 Like in Homs, north of the capital, the place the White Helmets launched video of victims of artillery shelling on insurgent positions.

The Syrian authorities tells us the subsequent essential battle right here within the capital — in opposition to ISIS, which nonetheless controls a pocket of this metropolis.

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