Syria's president Assad makes first public appearance since July 4

Sunday, August 19, 2012
Bashar al-Assad
Damascus: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has appeared at a mosque to perform prayers to mark the end of Ramadan at a mosque in Damascus, Syrian state television footage revealed.

It was his first public appearance since a bomb attack on July 18 killed four of his key defense officials.

Assad's last public appearance was on July 4 when he made a speech to parliament.

Meanwhile, reports from the Syrian city of Aleppo said fighting was continuing between regime forces and opposition fighters.
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