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21 October 2017 - 15:48
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Rasa - Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri and his Syrian counterpart General Abdullah Ayoub signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Damascus to broaden defense and military cooperation between the two countries.
Iran, Syria Ink MoU on Military, Defense Cooperation

RNA - General Baqeri and General Ayoub signed the MoU in the Syrian capital on Friday at the end of General Baqeri's visit to Syria.


General Baqeri told reporters after signing the MoU that the agreement emphasizes development of military cooperation in various dimensions such as education, operation, logistics and intelligence.


General Baqeri also visited areas liberated in Aleppo province and closely talked with the Syrian fighters and commanders.


Baqeri, heading a high-ranking delegation, left Tehran for Damascus late on Tuesday and met Defense Minister Major General Fahd Jassem al-Freij during his trip to the war-torn country on Wednesday.


Iranian chief commander also met with Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday while on Friday he inspected various battlefields in Syria.


Iran, along with Russia, has a military advisory mission in Syria aimed at strengthening its army on the battlefield against terrorism. Moscow has also been providing air cover to Syria’s ground offensives. Syrian forces are also receiving assistance from fighters of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement.


Backed by their allies, Syrian government forces have managed to deal heavy blows to terrorist groups, which have been wreaking havoc on the Arab nation since early 2011.



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