Jun 15, 2018 16:58 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Oct 04, 2019 12:00 Asia/Tehran]

Syrian President Bashar Assad has attended Eid al-Fitr prayers at a mosque in the Syrian city of Tartous, a town in the coastal region of the country.

In Syria, President Bashar Assad attended Eid prayers in the town of Tartous, part of an area that has remained loyal to him throughout seven years of civil war. The coastal region is home to Syria’s minority Alawite population that has been the core of Assad’s support. Assad, an Alawite, traces his family’s origins to Qardaha, a town in the mountains nearby.

Thousands of men from the coastal region are believed to have been killed fighting for the government of Syria,  since 2011.

Takfiri terrorists have been driven out of many towns and cities in Syria, with the government of popular president, Bashar al-Assad,  now in control of Syria’s largest cities and its coastal region.