(120720) -- DAMASCUS, July 20, 2012 (Xinhua) -- Syrian soldiers lift up guns as they salute Syrian President Bashar Assad at the Midan neighborhood in Damascus, Syria, on July 20, 2012. The Information Ministry organized a tour for journalists to the area following an official confirmation that the Syrian army has regained full control on the neighborhood that has witnessed fierce clashes between Syrian forces and armed groups over the past four days. According to media reports, the Syrian cleansed it from all terrorist mercenaries and restored peace and stability to the area. (Xinhua/Hazim) (msq)
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