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SEPTEMBER 2020

Senior Iranian Military Commander To Attend Trilateral Meeting In Syrian Capital

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Senior Iranian Military Commander To Attend Trilateral Meeting In Syrian Capital

Major General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, Source: almanar.com.lb

Heading a high-ranking military delegation, Chief of General Staff of Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri arrived in Syria on March 17, according to Mehr News.

The Iranian news agency revealed that Maj. Gen. Bagheri will attend a meeting with his Syrian and Iraqi counterparts in the Syrian capital of Damascus. During the meeting, the three sides will discuss military cooperation, consult on the fight against terrorism and work to increase coordination against terrorist groups.

Maj. Gen. Bagheri will also visit Iranian military advisors deployed in Syria, according to the Lebanese al-Manar TV. Iranian advisors are assisting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in its war on terrorism on several frontlines.

Damascus and Tehran have been working to develop their relations further. Last months, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad arrived in Tehran where he met with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and other top officials.

The recent boost in the Syrian-Iranian relations is a result of the increasing U.S. pressure on both countries. Local observers believe that Syria and Iran will exchange more high-level visits in the upcoming few months.

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