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Syria defiantly celebrates independence simply days after U.S. strikes

ALEPPO, Syria — Regardless of the U.S., U.Okay. and France concentrating on Syria with greater than 100 airstrikes in current days, on Tuesday, Syrians celebrated their historic independence from France, reviews CBS Information correspondent Seth Doane. Opera and folk-dancing will not be what number of would think about a night in Aleppo, however Syria’s authorities desires to point out power within the wake of these strikes. 

Syrians attend a live performance within the northern metropolis of Aleppo on April 17, 2018 to commemorate the top of French necessary rule over Syria in 1946. 

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Town in northern Syria was divided by fierce preventing as the federal government battled insurgent forces there.

On the coronary heart of town, the citadel was held by Assad’s forces and by no means misplaced — and that is the place the live performance was and the place CBS Information met a social employee.
 
“That is harking back to one other time?” Doane requested.

“Of the nice time, of Syria earlier than the struggle,” Chantal Dharouy stated. “Syria earlier than the struggle was magnificent.”
 
However not removed from the singing and dancing, struggle nonetheless rages. Rival insurgent teams in northern Syria have been preventing one another within the countryside to the west, and southwest of Aleppo, Russian and Syrian airstrikes have been pounding insurgent positions in Idlib.
 
Syrians, at the least right here in government-controlled territory, are celebrating current wins and making an attempt to look ahead.

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