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Russia's Putin makes rare visit to Syria, meets Assad

Russia's Putin makes rare visit to Syria, meets Assad
Russian President Vladimir Putin (file photo) Image Credit: ANI

Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Syria where he has held talks with his Syrian counterpart, Bashar al-Assad, in Damascus, Syrian state media and Russia's Interfax said on Tuesday.

It marks Putin's first trip to Syria since he visited Russia's Hmeymim airbase in Latakia province in 2017.

Russia deployed its air force to Syria in 2015, decisively turning the against rebels who were battling to topple Assad in the country's civil war.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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