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Assad's victory posters crowd Damascus streets

Updated : July 25, 2018 02:39 PM IST

Buoyed by successive military advances over the past year and having completely secured Damascus — President Bashar Assad's seat of power — and the surrounding suburbs for the first time in years, the government is openly boasting about its victories.

A poster of President Bashar Assad with Arabic read,
A poster of President Bashar Assad with Arabic read, "Leader of the victory," hangs on a street at Omayyid Square, Syria. After almost eight years of war and with crucial military support from Russia and Iran, Assad has reasserted control over previously lost territory in the country’s north, center and south near the border with Jordan and the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
A Syrian woman talks on the mobile phone next to a poster of President Bashar Assad with Arabic that reads,
A Syrian woman talks on the mobile phone next to a poster of President Bashar Assad with Arabic that reads, "The Assad has Triumphed," hangs on a street in the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria.  (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
A man passes by a poster of President Bashar Assad with Arabic that read,
A man passes by a poster of President Bashar Assad with Arabic that read, "Master of victory," hangs on a bridge in the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
A mural depicting the Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, his father late Syrian President Hafez Assad, left, and his dead brother Bassel Assad, is displayed outside a military base in Homs, Syria. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
A mural depicting the Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, his father late Syrian President Hafez Assad, left, and his dead brother Bassel Assad, is displayed outside a military base in Homs, Syria. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
File photo: A Syrian army soldier holds his AK-47 rifle with stickers showing President Bashar Assad and Arabic that reads,
File photo: A Syrian army soldier holds his AK-47 rifle with stickers showing President Bashar Assad and Arabic that reads, "Heroes of Assad's Syria," as he stands guard at a check point at the Hamadiyah market, named after the 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire Abdul Hamid II, in the Old City of Damascus, Syria(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
A poster of President Bashar Assad with Arabic that read,
A poster of President Bashar Assad with Arabic that read, "Syria Assad's wins," hangs on a street at Omayyid Square, Syria. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
A Syrian soldier stands guard in front barrels with Arabic that reads,
A Syrian soldier stands guard in front barrels with Arabic that reads, "Crown of the Arab Bashar", left, and "Assad's Syria," at a checkpoint in the eastern Ghouta region, near the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
A poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad is displayed on the door of a souvenir store in the Takiyya complex in the old town of Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
A poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad is displayed on the door of a souvenir store in the Takiyya complex in the old town of Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
A poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad with Arabic that reads
A poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad with Arabic that reads "Welcome in victorious Syria," is displayed on the border between Lebanon and Syria. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
A poster of President Bashar Assad with Arabic that reads
A poster of President Bashar Assad with Arabic that reads "We have lived and we live so that Syria can live in the heart of Bashar Assad." hangs on the ruins of a house which was destroyed during the fight between Syrian government forces and insurgents, in the town of Ain Terma, in the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Published : July 25, 2018 02:39 PM IST
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