Assad Travels to Moscow to Discuss Syrian War With Putin

October 21, 2015 7:16 AM

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Assad Travels to Moscow to Discuss Syrian War With Putin

MOSCOW — President Bashar al-Assad of Syria flew to Moscow for an unannounced visit late Tuesday for talks with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia about their joint military campaign and a future political transition in Syria, a Kremlin spokesman said on Wednesday.

The two discussed “issues regarding the fight against terrorist and extremist groups, issues of the continuation of the Russian operation supporting the offensive of the Syrian military,” Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman, told reporters.

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