A group of Syrians have staged a rally in the northwestern city of Aleppo to protest against the presence of foreign-sponsored insurgents and voice staunch support for mop-up operations carried out by government forces against armed men.
On Saturday, people marched in the al-Marjeh neighborhood of Aleppo, located about 355 kilometers (220 miles) north of Damascus, calling for the insurgents to leave the area, the SANA news agency reported.
Insurgents hurled grenades at demonstrators to break up the protest.
There was no immediate report of casualties among the protesters.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011.
Damascus says outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists are the driving factor behind the unrest and deadly violence while the opposition accuses the security forces of being behind the killings.
The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country and accuses Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey of arming the opposition.
Source: Press TV, 28 Oct 2012