Syria’s first lady, Asma al-Assad, met yesterday with a group of wounded Army soldiers as part of her wider social engagement with the Syrian people.

The meeting, which took place in the Syrian capital, was held with the wounded and volunteers of the Association of the Wounded club.

Founded by former SAA soldier Sami Melhem, the club aims at assisting wounded soldiers countywide to take their roles in society as active members, through organizing recreational trips and meetings.

Mrs. Assad was diagnosed with breast cancer for which she began treatment at one of the hospitals in Damascus.

However, the malignant tumor didn’t prevent the ‘Lady of Jasmine’ from carrying out her duties. The Syrian first lady spent the ‘Eid Al-Adha holiday on Tuesday by visiting a children’s cancer hospital in Damascus.

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