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Assad meets Khamenei in first Iran visit since Syrian war began

World / Politics Feb 26, 2019

Assad meets Khamenei in first Iran visit since Syrian war began

Syrian President Bashar Assad made his first public visit to his closest regional ally Iran since the start of Syria's war in 2011, meeting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran on Monday and championing their alliance, state media reported. Syrian and Iranian state television ...

U.S. general recommends arming and aiding Syrian fighters after pullout

World Feb 16, 2019

U.S. general recommends arming and aiding Syrian fighters after pullout

The United States should keep arming and aiding the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) following the planned U.S. withdrawal from Syria, provided the group keeps up the pressure on Islamic State, a senior U.S. general said Friday. The recommendation by Army Gen. Joseph Votel, who ...