ASIA/SYRIA - President Assad's visit to a Catholic church on the outskirts of Damascus

Damascus - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited the Melkite Catholic parish of Our Lady of Damascus, in the Damascene district of al Qussur, with his wife Asma. Of the presidential visit, which took place on Friday evening, December 18, the official Syrian media released photos and video the next day.
The area is situated a few kilometers from the district of al-Jobar, in the hands of rebel militias, and is regularly targeted by grenades and missiles launched by the anti-regime forces. In the images broadcast by the Syrian media, one can see President Assad and his wife chatting with the choir, engaged in preparations for the upcoming holiday season.