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U.S. official visited Syria seeking release of U.S. citizens -newspaper

Reuters | Washington DC | Updated: 19-10-2020 03:59 IST | Created: 19-10-2020 03:59 IST
U.S. official visited Syria seeking release of U.S. citizens -newspaper

A White House official traveled to Damascus for secret meetings with the Syrian government seeking the release of at least two U.S. citizens believed held by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

The newspaper, citing unnamed Trump administration officials, said Kash Patel, a deputy assistant to U.S. President Donald Trump and the top White House counterterrorism official, flew to Damascus earlier this year. (Reporting By Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Daniel Wallis)


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