Tens of thousands are gathered in the capital in a show of support for President Bashar Assad. His 11-year rule has been challenged by demonstrations demanding long-awaited reforms. The government has promised greater freedoms, including the lifting of a controversial emergency law used to detain dissidents without trial. More than 150 people have been killed in 11 days of fighting. The government blames foreign sources, locals claim government troops are responsible. The situation in Syria has raised fears another foreign intervention could be possible. James Denselow, who's a writer on Middle East politics and security issues, says although the West is not in the mood to intervene in Syria's affairs right now, it might change its mind.
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