Syria's Assad Visits Moscow on October 20

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Syrian President Bashar Assad visited Moscow on Tuesday evening for talks regarding the Russian aerial operation to support the Syrian army offensive against terrorist groups.

Syria's Assad Visits Moscow on October 20

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar Assad met in Moscow on Tuesday evening to discuss questions regarding the Russian air force and Syrian army operation, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

Russia launched its aerial operation against terrorist group targets in Syria on September 30. Since then, the Syrian military launched a series of offensives against the groups across the country.

"Naturally, the questions [regarded] the fight against terrorist extremist groups, questions regarding the continuation of supporting offensive actions of the Syrian armed forces," Peskov said, Sputnik News reported.

The talks were held in both a limited and an expanded format, also touching on topics including bilateral relations and prospective plans for coordinated action.

According to Putin’s spokesman, members of Russia’s upper leadership took part in the expanded format of the talks and "the talks were quite long and the topic of negotiations was completely clear."

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