Created: 01/05/2013 3:21 PM KSTP.com By: Scott Theisen
Syria's state run news agency says President Bashar Assad will deliver a speech on Sunday in a rare address to the nation.
SANA said Saturday that Assad will speak about the latest developments in Syria. It did not provide more details.
The speech would be the first by the embattled leader in months, and comes amid intense fighting between government troops and rebels on the outskirts of Damascus.
Assad has rarely spoken in public since the uprising against him began in March 2011.
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