Syria's Assad makes rare public appearance at Eid prayers

October 4, 2014 8:57 AM

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DAMASCUS: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad made a rare public appearance on Saturday (Oct 4), attending prayers on the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday at a mosque in Damascus, state media said.

State media and Assad's official Twitter feed posted photos of the embattled president praying alongside the country's top cleric and members of his government. "President Bashar al-Assad leads Eid al-Adha prayers at the Nuaman bin Bashir mosque in Damascus," state news agency SANA said.

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