BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 P.M.) – The Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu arrived in Damascus on Monday to meet with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and his counterpart General ‘Ali ‘Abdullah Ayoub.
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Shoigu’s visit to Damascus marks 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 visit to Damascus on Orthodox Christmas; he also met with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.