Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is greeted by several soldiers in the town of Al-Hobeit.

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad was pictured on Tuesday greeting Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers inside the southern region of the Idlib province.

According to an army source, the Syrian President visited several areas that were previously controlled by the jihadist rebels, including Khan Sheikhoun and Al-Hobeit in southern Idlib.

The Syrian President was given a tour of the area before he met with the commander of the 25th Special Mission Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces), Major General Suheil Al-Hassan, in Al-Hobeit.

The Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad meets with the commander of the 25th Special Mission Forces Major General Suheil Al-Hassan in the Idlib province town of Al-Hobeit. Al-Masdar News

Tuesday’s trip to the Idlib province marks the first time during this war that the Syrian President has visited the area, as it has been a war zone for much of the conflict.

A source from the army said the Syrian President’s visit to southern Idlib was a surprise to the soldiers there. He would provide them words of encouragement and thank them for their service during his brief speech to the soldiers.

Syrian President discusses military plans with the Syrian Arab Army’s commanders in southern Idlib. Al-Masdar News
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad greets a soldier on a tank in the town of Al-Hobeit in southern Idlib. Al-Masdar News
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In near future he’ll be in Jis shughour and hopeful NE Syria once Turks leve.