The Syrian President and his wife visited the earthquake area in Aleppo


The Syrian President Bashar al Assad visited the earthquake sight in the city of Aleppo, on Friday

Assad and his wife visited injured people in Aleppo University Hospital, in their first visit to an affected area.

During his visit to sight effected with the Earthquake in Aleppo, Assad praised Algeria’s support, as he met with the Algerian rescue team.

The earthquake that struck Syria and Türkiye at dawn on Monday claimed the lives of more than 21,000 people in the two countries, including more than 3,000 in Syria.

The devastation caused by the earthquake affected five Syrian governorates, namely Idlib, Aleppo, Hama, Latakia and Tartous.

Rescue teams are racing against time as the chances of finding survivors under the rubble diminish five days after the disaster.

From the first day, leaders and kings of several Arab countries rushed to communicate with Assad and express their solidarity with the plight of the Syrian people, who have been exhausted by the long years of war, before aid planes landed successively at the airports of Damascus, Aleppo and Latakia.

In addition to his traditional allies, Assad received a call from his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al Sisi, on Tuesday, the first of its kind between the two men since al Sisi assumed office in Egypt in 2014.

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