Assad Visits Troops in Eastern Ghouta


Syria's President Bashar al-Assad met with soldiers in Eastern Ghouta on Sunday, the presidency said, in the leader's first trip to the former rebel enclave outside Damascus in years.

Syria state television broadcast photos of the president dressed in a shirt and jacket surrounded by soldiers, some perched on a tank behind him, in an unspecified part of Eastern Ghouta.

Rebels have held out in Eastern Ghouta since 2012, but a regime assault in the last month has retaken more than 80 percent of the former opposition bastion, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor says.

Comments 6
Thumb gigahabib 19 March 2018, 04:46

Would the pathetic Gulf despots ever visit their Pakistani mercenaries on the frontline in Yemen?

Thumb eagledawn 19 March 2018, 08:29

It's good to have you on the battle field in Yemen at 4 in the morning reporting whether the Gulf 'despots' are visiting their Pakistani mercenaries or not. How is the weather in Sanaa?

Thumb janoubi 19 March 2018, 12:19


Thumb Puppet 19 March 2018, 17:44

Mr. Giga Habib is a person I respect.

Thumb warrior 20 March 2018, 04:38

lol @ best comment

Thumb whyaskwhy 19 March 2018, 14:37

What a real hero Bashar is, when his troops were loosing all around he would not appear for minute from his hiding whole to inspire them. Once they win one battle he suddenly appears to show the press that he is with them. Only in the Middle East is that ever done where leadership never learns the meaning of patriotism but just personal interest.