Syria's Assad wrote to Putin over military support

This file photo shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a meeting in Tehran, Iran. (AP)

The Syrian presidency said on Wednesday any increase in Russian military support to Syria was the result of a request, and President Bashar al-Assad had written to his Russian counterpart in that regard.

In a statement, the presidency's media office said: "Any increase in Russian military support to Syria happened and is happening as a result of a request from the Syrian state."
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46
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