President Bashar al-Assad performed on Monday the prayers of Eid al-Adhah at Saad Ibn Muaz Mosque in Daraya city in Damascus Countryside.
A number of state officials, ministers, MPs and Muslim scholars also observed the prayers, which were led by sheikh Adnan al-Afiouni, Mufti of Damascus and its countryside.
Sheikh al-Afiouni delivered the Eid sermon, saying Eid al-Adha this year gives the Syrians hope for the end of the crisis in the country thanks to the Syrian Arab Army and the victories it has achieved.
He also referred to the recent reconciliation agreements, where civilians and gunmen have been evacuated from cities in Damascus countryside and Homs, which he said indicates that those who want to go back on the right track always find the doors of the homeland open for them.
Sheikh al-Afiouni saw in President al-Assad’s choosing of Daraya city to perform the Eid prayers an indication of embarking on reconstruction in the terrorism-stricken city after the evacuation of civilians and militants has been completed.
It is also a proof that the Syrian state is honest and sincere in taking care of all parts of the homeland, he said.
“Together with you Mr. President we will rebuild modern Syria and make it more beautiful, powerful and developed than it has been,” added al-Afiouni.