Assad Meets With Putin in Moscow [VIDEO]

President Bashar al-Assad traveled to Moscow on Tuesday to thank Russian President Vladimir Putin for launching airstrikes against Islamic militants in Syria, a spokesman said. The Kremlin revealed details of the surprise visit Wednesday, but did not say whether the Syrian president had returned home. The trip to Moscow is believed to be Assad’s first foreign trip since the Syrian civil war erupted in 2011 and comes three weeks after Russia began its campaign of airstrikes in Syria.