segunda-feira, 21 de abril de 2014

Syria: Assad visits Christian village at Easter

State television showed images of Syria Bashar Assad to visit the village and see the damage caused, in monasteries and churches, by the recent fighting.

On Monday, government troops seized this town 60 kilometres, of Damascus, which was in the hands of rebels since December.

The victory of the army is a symbolic but important step for the Government to be seen as a protector of religious minorities, including Christians in Syria.

For this Monday is expected to announce the date of the presidential, scheduled for this year, and the opening of the period for the submission of applications. In January, Assad had confirmed there is strong possibility to reapply.

The three-year conflict, which began with a protest against four decades of Government of Assad family, caused the deaths of more than 150 thousand people and created millions of displaced people.

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