BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:05 P.M.) – Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, alongside his wife and children, visited the historical Christian village of Saydnaya in rural Damascus on Sunday in order to commemorate the Christmas holiday.

Assad and his family greeted hundreds of church-goers outside a monastery in Saydnaya, offering warm wishes on this Christian holiday.

The Assad family took a tour around the historical city for several hours on Sunday with the nuns of the Our Lady of Saydnaya Monastery. 

Last year, the Assad family traveled to the liberated town of Ma’aloula to celebrate Christmas, marking their annual holiday visit with the Christians of Syria.

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The protector of christians.. Go Assad.

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The protector of Syrians.. Go Assad.

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What a picture! a stark contrast with the wahabi Neanderthals in KSA selected by western warmongers to bring “murder democracy” to Syria.

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You forget that the serious rats behind all this crap are in the region. the western action is much more limited if not null than many may think. I’m not talking aboutt diplomatic blah blah or PR bullshits, I’m talking about acts.

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you should shorten your name to Daeshbag only, you dont rest even in Christmas dont you? whitin you call diplomatic bullshit, it isincluded supply of weapons to moderate headchoppers, as it is included the refusal to list gropus like Al Zenki as terrorist therefore sparing themfrom being targeted by Air Forces,plus supplying them with ATGMs, directly by US and Allies.Let me be clear, without your so called “western diplomacy” Syrian Arab Army would have obliterated all those wahabi terrorists in a few months, so I dont get what the fck are you trying to point out with your continuously apologetic… Read more »
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Extremely bad analysis from you. Why? Because with all the money involved by KSA and Qatar it wouldn’t make ANY difference. Actually, mark my words, things would even get worst as Kurds, Yazidis, Assyrians and Christians would have been exterminated in northern Syria and around Sinjar in Iraq. You are exactly in the reverted bias the MSM use with moreover serious flaws in both what you recoup from the intel you don’t even try to gather. And now, if your easy view can dig the consequences of having released EVERYBODY from the Syrian jails has created as a situation :… Read more »
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The difference between you and me is that you seems to be willing to accept the continuation of a corrupted system just because its fall would mean the end of way of living, and you go fo so far as to justfy inaction. I do know how entangled Saudi money is on western economies, but faced with this reality I sustain that the first to do is to unmask the situation, of course not profit is to be made by France as a Nation, but the point is, France, UK US have not had anyone who cares about the Nation… Read more »
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First of all, .338, ALL Saudi money is western money. The Saudi kingdom, just like the Zionist state (among others), is nothing but an Anglo/Euro-Zionist/post-Eisenhower (the last true American president) US colony. And any ACTION they take is at the behest of their colonial masters. Only the bought and paid (sellouts, as you have observed) or the ignorant will either deny or dispute this. Anyone whose capacity for analysis is so limited as to suffer the “Wizard Of Oz” dilemma -paying no attention to the man behind the curtain- really shouldn’t pretend to accomplish analytical depth, or to accuse others… Read more »
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Thanks for your comment, I somehow knew what you just said it is just that sometimes i make a last effort dispell the myth presented by people like Deshbag even though in general he first write a book accusing me of many ridiculous things for then never bother to answer when I nail it.All that proves even more what you just said. Regards

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Je me rapelle, quand j’étais étudiante en Syrie, une soirèe aux flambeaux en ce même lieu, et nous tous dansant un “dabké” du tonnerre.

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L’endroit à l’air vraiment superbe. L’espèce d’abatiale de la première photo est trop mini. c’eut été dommage que des fros trouducs aient fait de la casse là.

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i have been following the non msm news on syria for over a year now,much of the time at amn. british people are not bad just misled by the nato war room and all its friendly publications

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Actually, you seem to not understand what NATO is and it’s not without reason that I simply say no -although being very supportive to the idea of an EU army and scrapping NATO to build an EU/Russia alliance- but, nope, NATO is not at all a political entity or a PR/crapaganda/psy-ops thing, its prerogatives are totally different than most of people think. You should at least read the Wikipedia article about it, you’ll even be amazed as Russia is ABSOLUTELY a partner for NATO! YEEEEES! I’m not joking! You will even find common operations or drills, that’s even why Putin/Lavrov… Read more »
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…yeah, this guy is an idiot. NATO is an organization that was expressly created to counter supposed Soviet aggression. Its raison d’etre literally hasn’t existed for more than a quarter of a century. In the absence of a superpower rival NATO’s function as a tool of US imperial control has become painfully obvious. Anyone who wants to learn about the political realities of NATO would do well to look back 2500 years to the Greek Delian League. A military alliance, ostensibly intended to protect member states from a neighboring superpower, that was in fact merely an imperial tool of the… Read more »
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Video of the visit :

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