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Syria president's wife receives treatment for breast cancer

Syria’s first lady Asma Al-Assad and Syria's president and husband, Bashar Al-Assad [sana.sy]
Syria’s first lady Asma Al-Assad and Syria's president and husband, Bashar Al-Assad [sana.sy]

Asma Al-Assad, the wife of Syrian regime President Bashar Al-Assad, has been diagnosed with breast cancer, the Syrian presidency said in a statement on Facebook.

A picture of Asma accompanied by her husband while receiving treatment was released on Facebook with the caption: "With strength, confidence and faith…. First Lady Asma Al-Assad begins the first stage of treatment for malignant breast tumor discovered in early stages… The Republic's presidency and the team working in it wish Ms. Asma a speedy recovery."

London-born Asma is 43 years old and has three children. She is being treated in a military hospital in Damascus.

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