Bashar Assad meets Vladimir Putin in first trip abroad since 2011

October 22, 2015 12:09 AM

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Syrian president Bashar Assad has travelled to Moscow in his first known trip abroad since war broke out in Syria in 2011, meeting his strongest ally, Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

The leaders stressed that military operations in Syria, in which Moscow is the latest addition, must lead to a political process.

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