Al-Assad visits Moscow for talks with Putin

21 October 2015

Russia began carrying out air strikes supporting Syrian president’s forces on 30 September

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has visited Moscow for talks with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.

According to a statement from Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Al-Assad travelled to Moscow on 20 October for a “working visit”.

The Russian spokesman said the discussions were centred on Russian air strikes and Syria’s military strategy.

This is believed to be Al-Assad’s first trip abroad since the Syrian conflict began in 2011.

On 30 September, Russia began air strikes in Syria, targeting positions held by anti-Assad rebel groups and the jihadist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Isis).

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