Syrias President Bashar al-Assad has visited Moscow for talks with Russias 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 Syrias military strategy.
This is believed to be Al-Assads 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).