A picture of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is seen in Waer district in the central Syrian city of Homs

A picture of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad is seen in Waer district in the central Syrian city of Homs

A picture of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is seen in the Waer district of Homs, Syria, on July 26, 2017. Photo: Reuters / Omar Sanadiki

August 22, 2017 1:03 PM (UTC+8)