BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – During a visit to Damascus, Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu held talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the implementation of the ceasefire in the Idlib region and military cooperation between the two countries to combat terrorism.

In addition to President Assad, the meeting was attended by the Director of National Security ‘Ali Mamlouk and Minister of Defense ‘Ali ‘Abdullah Ayoub.

The meeting marked the second time this year that a high-ranking Russian official has visited the Syrian capital.

Prior to Shoigu’s visit, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise trip to Damascus to celebrate Orthodox Christmas.

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2020-03-24 02:32

Just think about it? Why would the Russian defense minister fly hundreds of miles when it could be said on the phone? Something really secret that couldn’t be trusted to communications systems. Hmm!! Oh boy, I can’t wait to see the Turks blown out of Syria followed by the yanks.

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2020-03-24 02:46

Mientras discuten la implementación de alto al fuego a pedido del gobierno Turco, Erdogan no pierde tiempo, construye nuevos observatorios para dirigir a sus mercenarios para la ofensiva, reorganiza a los terroristas proporcionando convoy de armas.