Assad Visits Maaloula on Easter Day
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited the liberated town of Maaloula in Damascus countryside on Easter Day, wishing peace, security and amity to all of the country, state-run SANA news agency reported.
During his visit to Maaloula town, Assad inspected the Monastery of Saints Sergius and Bacchus and checked the damage and destruction caused to the monastery by the terrorist groups.
"No one, whatever their terrorism reached, can erase our human and cultural history," Assad said as he was inspecting Mar Thecla Monastery.
"Maaloula will remain, along with other Syrian human and cultural landmarks, steadfast in face of the obscurantism and barbarianism of all those who are targeting the homeland," he added.
Maaloula was liberated on Monday after targeting Al-Manar TV crew, leaving three killed and two other wounded.
Four Syrian army soldiers were also killed in the attack.