Assad prays far from home
hama - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has prayed in a mosque in the city of Hama on Sunday, on behalf of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the fasting month, far from the capital. Syrian state media showed the president with clergy, parliamentarians and civilians in the al-Nouri Mosque in Hama, more than 180 kilometers north of Damascus.
According to observers, Assad was in no years as far from Damascus. It could be a sign that he has more confidence as a winner of the civil war. According to the predecessor in service, Sheikh Nahjem Eddin Al-Ali, does not take long. 'The Syrians are a few steps away from the victory and return of security and peace in the country,' said Sjeik al-Ali.
Since the clan of Assad's family came to power in 1970, Hama has been severely affected. At the beginning of the eighties, Assad's father Hafez struck a bloody rebellion of sunniites. That would have cost 10,000 to 25,000 people. At the beginning of the current civil war in 2011, Hama was a center of protest against Bashar al-Assad, which is bloody suppressed.
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