Attack against Syria strengthens Assad’s power

“Syrian President Bashar Assad has already scored another victory in the battle for the hearts and minds of his own people and the support of the entire Arab world,” Haaretz writes.

“The coalition hasn’t learned that a Western strike on an Arab capital will never bring its citizens into the streets to celebration, no matter how despotic the leader,” the Israeli newspaper continues.

Today, thousands of Syrian people gathered in the main square of Damascus celebrating the 72nd anniversary of Syrian Independence Day, which marks the evacuation of French occupation forces from the country in 1946 and the victories of the Syrian Army on terrorism and the recent tripartite US-British-French attack on Syria.