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What’s the big deal over Assad’s black jacket?

This is amid worldwide anger over a Syrian regime offensive on the city of Aleppo, which has killed hundreds of civilians

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During his visit to a church in Damascus countryside to offer his greetings for Christmas, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was seen wearing a jacket that supporters noticed that he had worn once before.

The son of Syria's former ambassador to Jordan Bahjat Suleiman, Haidra, was one of his backers who spotted that the president had worn the same jacket before and said that unlike other presidents in the world, Assad was being modest.

"The jacket Assad wore today is the same one he wore during his visit to Jobar two years ago. The question is does any president in the world wear the same clothes twice? And you ask us why we love Assad?" Haidra wrote after publishing two photos of Assad showing him wear the coat twice in two different places.

Several Assad supporters were quick to make similar comments.

The remarks were made amid worldwide anger over a Syrian regime offensive on the city of Aleppo, which has killed hundreds of civilians and rebel forces in recent months.

This article is also available in Arabic.