Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s London-born wife has ‘successful’ breast cancer surgery 

The Facebook account of the Syrian presidency has revealed that the wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has undergone a ‘successful’ operation as part of treatment for early-stage breast cancer.

The post shared a photo of Asma al-Assad, 43, who was born in London, together with the following message: ‘Asma al-Assad continues her treatment against the malignant tumour.

‘Breast surgery at the Damascus military hospital has been successful.’

The presidency announced in August that the London-born first lady, 33, had begun treatment for ‘a malignant tumour in the breast that was discovered at an early stage’.  

This photo was shared by the Syrian presidency on Facebook and shares that  Asma al-Assad, 33, had successful breast cancer surgery

This photo was shared by the Syrian presidency on Facebook and shares that  Asma al-Assad, 33, had successful breast cancer surgery

This photo was shared by the Syrian presidency on Facebook and shares that  Asma al-Assad, 33, had successful breast cancer surgery

Since then, the presidency’s social media accounts have often showed her with a scarf knotted elegantly around her head, visiting children cancer patients, wounded soldiers, or attending charity events.

On Saturday, it published a video of her visiting a triple amputee wounded in Syria’s nearly eight-year conflict, inside what appeared to be his family home.

Born in 1975, the British-born former investment banker styled herself as a progressive rights advocate and was seen as the modern side of the Assad dynasty.

Since news of her cancer diagnosis, he presidency's social media accounts have often showed her with a scarf knotted elegantly around her head while visiting cancer patients and wounded soldiers

Since news of her cancer diagnosis, he presidency's social media accounts have often showed her with a scarf knotted elegantly around her head while visiting cancer patients and wounded soldiers

Since news of her cancer diagnosis, he presidency’s social media accounts have often showed her with a scarf knotted elegantly around her head while visiting cancer patients and wounded soldiers

The wife of the Syrian president has been spotted visiting cancer patients and wounded soldiers since her diagnosis

The wife of the Syrian president has been spotted visiting cancer patients and wounded soldiers since her diagnosis

The wife of the Syrian president has been spotted visiting cancer patients and wounded soldiers since her diagnosis

The presidency's social media accounts have often showed her with a scarf knotted elegantly around her head while meeting supporters

The presidency's social media accounts have often showed her with a scarf knotted elegantly around her head while meeting supporters

The presidency’s social media accounts have often showed her with a scarf knotted elegantly around her head while meeting supporters

But after the repression of anti-government protests in 2011 spiralled into a devastating civil war, she was criticised over her support for her husband. 

Asma, whose father is a cardiologist and whose mother is a diplomat, has two sons and a daughter with Assad.

Asma’s parents are from the central province of Homs but she was born and raised in London before moving back to Syria after meeting the president. 

The two have been married for 18 years and have three children, Hafez, Zein and Karim.

The couple’s marriage was announced by state media six months after he assumed the presidency in July 2000 following the death of his father Hafez.

This photo posted on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency back in August, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad sitting next to his wife Asma Assad with an IV in her left arm

This photo posted on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency back in August, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad sitting next to his wife Asma Assad with an IV in her left arm

This photo posted on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency back in August, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad sitting next to his wife Asma Assad with an IV in her left arm

A further photo of Asma Assad was shared on her Instagram account in August, showing her after the treatment in a different outfit. She is pictured carrying files and holding a glass of tea with her wrist bandaged

A further photo of Asma Assad was shared on her Instagram account in August, showing her after the treatment in a different outfit. She is pictured carrying files and holding a glass of tea with her wrist bandaged

A further photo of Asma Assad was shared on her Instagram account in August, showing her after the treatment in a different outfit. She is pictured carrying files and holding a glass of tea with her wrist bandaged

In 2012, Asma came under severe criticism after a stash of emails emerged revealing her shopping habits and exploits at Harrods while war raged in Syria. 

The emails showed her desperate search for a Harry Potter DVD, her concern over getting hold of a new chocolate fondue set, and her interest in crystal-encrusted designer shoes costing nearly £4,000. 

She was compared by some to Marie Antoinette after the emails emerged, shopping while thousands died at home.

In one message, sent on June 17, 2011, she wrote about a £2,650 vase she wanted. 

In an email to the family’s London ‘fixer’, Soulieman Marouf, she wrote: ‘Pls can Abdulla see if this is available at Harrods to order — they have a sale.’

Who is Syrian president’s wife Asma al-Assad?

Asma al-Assad, now 43, was born in 1975 in Acton, London, to a British- Syrian cardiologist father and a diplomat mother.

She attended a British Church of England school, where friends knew her as Emma, and went on to study French and computing at King’s College, London before becoming an investment banker in New York.

She met future Syrian president Bashar al-Assad while he was training to as an ophthalmologist in London.

In 2000, at the age of 25, Asma married Bashar in secret just months after he became president after the death of his father.

The two have been married for 18 years and have three children, Hafez, Zein and Karim. 

Many in the country hoped that a western-educated doctor and his British wife would be seen as the modern side of the Assad dynasty.

But in 2010, peaceful protests erupted across Syria after 15 schoolboys were detained and tortured for writing graffiti on a school wall in support of the Arab Spring. One of the boys, 13, was killed after being brutally tortured.

Early in the conflict there were questions asked as to how much Asma knew about her husband’s activities.

In 2012, the wives of he British and German ambassadors to the UN pleaded in a video asking her to take a risk, and to say openly: stop the bloodshed, stop it right now” and that she ‘could not hide behind her husband’.  

In 2012, Asma came under severe criticism after a stash of emails emerged revealing her shopping habits and exploits at Harrods while war raged in Syria. 

The emails showed her desperate search for a Harry Potter DVD, her concern over getting hold of a new chocolate fondue set, and her interest in crystal-encrusted designer shoes costing nearly £4,000. 

She was compared by some to Marie Antoinette after the emails emerged, shopping while thousands died at home.

In one message, sent on June 17, 2011, she wrote about a £2,650 vase she wanted. 

In an email to the family’s London ‘fixer’, Soulieman Marouf, she wrote: ‘Pls can Abdulla see if this is available at Harrods to order — they have a sale.’

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