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Syria's first lady is being treated for breast cancer

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad during their meeting in Sochi Russia on May 17 Syrian first lady Asma Assad is being treated for breast cancer
Pablo Mccormick | 09 August, 2018, 05:52

Syrian First Lady Asma al-Assad is undergoing treatment for breast cancer, according to a tweet Wednesday from the office of the Syrian Presidency.

Asma al-Assad, 42, who was born into a Syrian family in the United Kingdom and graduated from King's College London, enjoys popularity owing to her social activity.

Asma has become highly controversial since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011.

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She was one of twelve people placed under European Union sanctions in 2012 over the government's violent response to the Syrian uprising. She worked in the field of banking and investment before marrying to Bashar Assad.

The Facebook post shows the First Couple in what appears to be a hospital environment, with the First Lady placed on a drip as her embattled husband sits beside her in support.

"Asma al-Assad begins the first stage of treatment for a malignant tumour of the breast which was discovered early", said a statement issued on the presidency's Telegram feed.

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But just a month later, police reacted brutally to protests in the southern city of Deraa, sparking a conflict which has claimed the lives of around half a million people and displaced millions more. The Assads have three children - the daughter Zein, 14, and the sons Hafez, 16, and Karim, 14.

"Quoting the official page of the presidency of the Syrian Arab Republic".

The same year, activists released thousands of private emails purportedly from the president and his wife apparently showing that Mrs Assad continued to buy luxury goods even after the uprising had begun.

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Asma's last foreign interview was conducted in October 2016 with Kremlin-backed RT, in which she said she turned down offers from foreign adversaries for guarantees of safety and financial security if she fled the war-torn country.

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