Syrians mark real D-Day victory

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Syrians celebrate after announcement of President Bashar al-Assad’s victory in the June 3 election.

 Syrians celebrate after announcement of President Bashar al-Assad’s victory in the June 3 election.

By Finian Cunningham

Sat Jun 7, 2014 6:4AM GMT

This week as Western media focus on the 70th anniversary of World War II D-Day, the people of Syria were showing what that historic event really means in practice, in the present day.

Seventy years ago this week, tens of thousands of American and British troops and soldiers from many other Western countries gave their lives on the beaches of Normandy, France, in a victorious onslaught against Nazi Germany.

There is no doubting the courage and noble sacrifice of those men and women who, in their own convictions, died in a heroic struggle for freedom and justice against oppression.

This week, thousands of surviving war veterans and Western political leaders paid homage to that great human sacrifice. Together, they vowed to keep faithful to the cause of…

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