WorldViews: Assad’s rare appearance outside of Syrian capital posted to Facebook, Twitter

By Adam Taylor, March 12, 2014

Syrian television today showed Bashar Assad visiting a shelter for internally displaced people in the Damascus suburb of Adra on Wednesday, a rare public appearance for the Syrian president.

According to the Associated Press, it is Assad's first visit appearance outside of Damascus since August, and the Syrian president's office shared it widely on social media:

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