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Syrian spokeswoman: 'They were armed gangs'


Syrian security forces were out on the streets in towns across the country on Friday, after demonstrators promised a "day of defiance" in the seventh week of widespread anti-government protests.

Reem Haddad, the director Syrian state TV and spokeswoman for the Syrian administration, began to explain why the government is using tanks and guns against unarmed protesters.

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