Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in rare mosque visit

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has made his first appearance in public since a bomb attack in Damascus last month killed several senior officials.

State TV showed Mr Assad performing prayers in the capital's al-Hamad mosque at the start of the Eid al-Fitr festival marking the end of Ramadan.

Mr Assad was shown seated on the mosque floor and standing to shake hands with clerics.