August 8, 2018
The media office of the Syrian Presidency announced on August 8 that First Lady of Syria, Mrs. Asmaa al-Assad had begun the initial stage of treatment for a malignant breast tumor. Thankfully, the tumor was discovered early.
“Strongly, confidently and faithfully, Mrs. Asmaa al-Assad started the first stage of treatment of a malignant tumor in the breast which was discovered in its early stage,” the office said on its Facebook page.
The announcement stated that Mrs. Assad is receiving treatment at one of the military facilities in Damascus city.
An outpouring of support for the First Lady has erupted across the internet both from Syrians in Syria and by her supporters abroad. One such statement of support came from Syrian analyst Afraa Dagher who wrote on her social media page:
Syrian first lady you are in our hearts. Syrians wish a quick recovery to the lady of Jasmine, lady of the homeland, lady of peace and courage. Syria's first lady Mrs Asama Al-Assad is under treatment for a malignant breast tumor caught in its early stages and, according to Sana news and official presidency page , Mrs Asama is getting treatment in a Syrian military hospital. We should not worry for our brave lady. She is used to facing odds of defeat and difficulty. She is a lady of Syria and she faced the war on the country by steadfastness, wisdom, and courage.
She belongs to “this people who taught the world steadfastness, strength and how to face their difficulties...”