Syria's Assad Meets With 4 French Lawmakers in Damascus

February 25, 2015 4:29 PM

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Syrian President Bashar Assad has held talks with four French lawmakers visiting Damascus — the first such meeting since Paris broke diplomatic ties in 2012.

The motive behind the Damascus trip by the four — two senators and two lawmakers from the National Assembly — was not immediately clear. France has been a staunch supporter of the mainstream opposition forces trying to oust Assad in Syria's civil war.

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