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PHOTOS: Cancer-stricken Asma al-Assad appears in public wearing headscarf

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A few days after the news spread about Bashar al-Assad’s wife Asma being diagnosed with cancer, a picture of her wearing a scarf to cover her hair surfaced on social media.

Asma, along with Bashar and their three children Hafez, 16, Zein, 14, and Karim, 13, were reportedly going for lunch at a restaurant in the Bab Touma area. The family posed for pictures with the restaurant owner, according to a news site loyal to the Syrian regime.

Syria Asmaa al Assad cancer. (Social media)
Syria Asmaa al Assad cancer. (Social media)

Many speculated that her weight loss and pale looking face, along with the headscarves she wears in public is a result of the chemotherapy that she’s undergoing.

Asma had visited cancer-stricken children at a hospital in the city of Harasta in Damascus on the first day of Eid ul-Adha. Pictures of the visit were shared on the official Facebook page of the Syrian presidency, where Asma was seen wearing a yellow headscarf around her head.

Syria Asmaa al Assad cancer. (Social media)
Syria Asmaa al Assad cancer. (Social media)
Syria Asmaa al Assad cancer. (Social media)
Syria Asmaa al Assad cancer. (Social media)