Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attended Eid al-Adha prayers at the al-Rawda mosque in Damascus on Tuesday.

Images show Assad attending the Eid prayers, and greeting officials and worshippers as he arrived at al-Rawda mosque.

This is the first Eid al-Adha since the Syrian troops recaptured the suburbs of Damascus earlier this year.

Eid al-Adha is the second of two globally celebrated holidays in Islam, the other Eid Al-Fitr, with the former honouring Ibrahim or Abraham’s will to sacrifice his son to God before Jibra’il or Gabriel’s intervention.

Animals are often sacrificed on the holiday to remember Ibrahim’s offering.

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Glory to our army , our hero Bashar