Assad meets figures for 'iftar' Ramadan meal: SANA



DAMASCUS- President Bashar al-Assad shared the "iftar" meal during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with political and religious figures Sunday, praising Syrians for supporting the army, state news agency SANA said.
Assad "joined an iftar (evening) meal... with prominent figures in Syrian society including party-affiliated and independent politicians, as well as Muslim and Christian clerics, syndicates, unions and civil society members," SANA said.



Assad meets figures for 'iftar' Ramadan meal: SANA
At the gathering, the president praised the Syrian people for "standing as one with the armed forces to defend Syria and its resources."
The UN says more than 100,000 people have been killed in Syria's civil war, which broke out in March 2011 after the regime unleashed a brutal crackdown against widespread protests calling for political change.
The government has consistently blamed the violence in Syria on foreign-backed "terrorist" groups.
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Monday, August 5th 2013
AFP
           


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