This handout picture released by the Syrian Presidency Facebook page on January 27, 2019, shows First Lady Asma al-Assad handling some papers in the capital Damascus. - The wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has undergone a "successful" operation as part of treatment for early-stage breast cancer, the presidency said today.
"Asma al-Assad continues her treatment against the malignant tumour," it said on its Facebook page. "Breast surgery at the Damascus military hospital has been successful," it added. (Photo by Handout / Syrian Presidency Facebook page / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Syrian Presidency Facebook page " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS