Syria's al-Assad makes rare visit to areas hit by wildfire

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has made a rare visit to the western coastal province of Latakia where he inspected areas recently ravaged by wildfires.The official SANA news agency reported on Tuesday that al-Assad visited residents in the village of Ballouran in the countryside of Latakia.Al-Assad promised that the state will bear the burden of financial support for the families who lost their resources in order that they can stay in their lands, SANA said.Al-Assad’s public visits to areas across Syria have been rare since the country’s civil war began in March 2011.Forest fires erupted las…

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