Russian defence minister and Syria's Assad meet in Damascus-Syrian TV

13 September 2017

Russian Defence Minister visited Syrian President on the orders of President Vladimir Putin. The meeting focused on plans to recapture Deir al-Zor city. They also discussed the de-escalation deals in parts of Syria that have "speed up the victories of the Syrian army and its allies in fighting terrorism in other areas". Government forces last week reached Deir al-Zor city.