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Assad visits recaptured Christian town: state TV

A picture uploaded on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency on April 20, 2014, shows Syria's President Bashar Assad looking at icons as he visits a monastery in the ancient Christian town of Maaloula which his troops recently recaptured from rebels. AFP PHOTO / HO / SYRIAN PRESIDENCY FACEBOOK PAGE

DAMASCUS: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Easter Sunday visited the ancient Christian town of Maaloula, which his troops recently recaptured from rebels, state television said.

"On the day of the resurrection of Christ, and from the heart of Maaloula, President Assad hopes all Syrians have a happy Easter, and for the reestablishment of peace and security throughout Syria," the channel announced in a caption at the bottom of the screen, without showing images of the visit.

It added that Assad had inspected a monastery damaged in recent fighting.

 

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