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    (File) This Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, speaks with Syrian troops during his visit to the front line in the eastern Damascus district of Jobar, Syria

    Liberation in Sight: Bashar Assad PICTURED in Eastern Ghouta

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    According to a report by the Syrian state news agency SANA, President Bashar al-Assad visited army positions in the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus.

    "In the line of fire in Eastern Ghouta… President Assad with heroes of the Syrian Arab Army," the president’s Telegram account said.

    READ MORE: Syrian Army Gives Group of Eastern Ghouta Militants Until 1 PM GMT to Pull Out

    Pictures showing the Syrian president surrounded by men in military clothing along damaged buildings with several parked tanks in liberated from terrorists areas of Eastern Ghouta quickly spread across social media.

    According to the Syrian army command, government troops had already liberated 70 percent of Eastern Ghouta’s territory, which has been under terrorists’ control since 2012.

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