Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma visited a Damascus church during Christmas concert preparations. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: QUALITY AS INCOMING STORY: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma visited members of a choir on Friday (December 18) during their Christmas concert preparations in a Damascus church. The Syria Presidency and Syrian First Lady's social media pages published pictures of Assad and his wife with choir members at the Sayyedet Dimashq church, 2 kilometers from Jobar, an area held by rebels. Earlier on Friday mortars hit the surrounding area of the church without recording casualties. Christians make up 11 percent of the Syrian population.