Syrians call for rallies in support of rebels

An anti-government protestor, center, holds a Syrian flag that reads in Arabic, "Syria, revolution, and freedom", during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, June 14, 2011. A senior Yemeni official in the Saudi capital says President Ali Abdullah Saleh has developed a problem with his throat but that his overall condition is stable. Arabic reads on the placard right, " We demand the formation of a transitional council". (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

January 13, 2012 7:29:28 AM PST
Syrian activists have called for nationwide rallies in support of the Free Syrian Army, a group of army defectors who switched sides to try to topple President Bashar Assad.