In the wake of the US assassination of Iran’s top military commander Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad last week, Russian President Putin makes visit to Damascus, Syria.
Russian President Vladimir Putin flew to Damascus on Tuesday to visit Russian liberation troops stationed in Syria and meet with the country’s elected leader Assad.
Vladimir Putin headed from the airport to the Russian armed forces’ command center in Syria. Bashar al-Assad joined the Russian president at the command center where they were briefed on the military situation across Syria and later held bilateral talks.
The Syrian president thanked Putin for the visit and praised Russia’s help in fighting terrorism and restoring peaceful life in Syria.
Mr Putin’s visit to Syria comes at a time when tensions in the Middle East are rising as Iran and the USA have been exchanging threats following the death of Iran’s Major General Soleimani in a US drone strike in Baghdad on 3 January.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2020.