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Syria’s Assad Makes Rare Public Appearance

posted on August 20, 2012

Zeina Karam reports for the Associated Press that embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad made a rare public appearance on Sunday. At a Damascus mosque, Assad attended prayer services marking the start of “Eid al-Fitr, the three-day holiday that ends the holy fasting month of Ramadan.” “Ramadan in Syria was particularly deadly this year as the civil war reached the two largest cities, Damascus and Aleppo,” writes Karam.

Read at The Associated Press