Syria's defense minister leads delegation to Iran: al-Manar TV

April 28, 2015 9:24 AM

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's defense minister has started an official visit to its major ally Iran as the head of a military delegation, Lebanon's al-Manar television said on Tuesday.

It gave no further details on the visit of Fahad Jassim al-Freij, but it comes as the Syrian military is facing increased pressure from insurgent groups on the ground in Syria.

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