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Putin attendance at the Tomb of Salahuddin Ayubi. Special visit to the shrine of the great Muslim soldier Saladin Ayubi by the Russian President.
Vladimir Putin arrived in Damascus two days ago in connection with an unannounced visit to the Syrian capital, later visiting the 8th-century historic mosque and church.
According to details, Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a visit to the tomb of Saladin Ayubi, the greatest soldier in the history of Muslims during his visit to Syria.
Russian President Putin, along with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, also visited the old Damascus area and saw the eighth-century mosque and ancient church there.
It is reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Syria two days ago on an emergency visit where he discussed the situation in the capital Damascus after the death of Iranian President Qasim Sulaimani with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The visit was of special importance as it took place in the wake of the recent confrontation between the United States and Iran on the tensions in the region.
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad is believed to be a close ally of Iran.
Iranian general Qasim Sulaimani, killed by US drone, has also played a key role in the Syrian civil war during Iran’s military operations in the Middle East.
The civil war began in Syria nine years ago to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, however, with military aid from Iran and Russia, Bashar al-Assad succeeded in withdrawing all territory from the rebels.
In addition to the tensions between Iran and the United States, the two leaders discussed the plan to eliminate terrorism in the region of Idlib. Idlib is the last area left by rebels.
Syrian affairs expert David Leish says he believes the Russian president’s visit was aimed at strengthening the Russian position in Syria amid tensions in the region.
After the visit to Syria, Russian President Putin will visit Turkey where he will meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. News report on Putin attendance at the Tomb of Salahuddin Ayubi.