Thousands crowd the streets for Chavez procession

Posted at 2:16 PM, Mar 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-06 14:17:26-05

(CNN) -- Syria's president sent his condolences to Venezuela's vice president over the death of President Hugo Chavez.

Bashar al-Assad said Chavez "embodied a legendary struggle in the face of USA attempts and those who support it to dominate...peoples and states," Syria's state news agency said Wednesday.