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Syria’s Assad tries out role of Su-35 fighter jet pilot at Russia’s Khmeymim airbase (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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“President Assad has met the state-of-the-art and most important aircraft in the world, the Russian Su-35, located at the Khmeymim airbase,” reads one of the posts, showing the Syrian leader climbing inside the cockpit of a fighter jet.

The pictures of Tuesday’s visit have been shared by the president’s press service on its Telegram channel, as well as other social media platforms.

The Russian chief of staff, General Valery Gerasimov, accompanied Assad, according to a statement by Russia’s Defense Ministry. The two discussed coordinating actions of the Syrian government forces with the help of the Russian military against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and the Al-Nusra Front in Syria.

Assad and Gerasimov also talked about implementing the memorandum on creating de-escalation zones in the country, aimed at ending the conflict in war-torn Syria and proposed by Russia during the Astana talks, the statement says.

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