Watch Putin visit Russian troops at Syria’s Khmeimim Airbase (VIDEO)

Watch Putin visit Russian troops at Syria’s Khmeimim Airbase (VIDEO)
Russian President Vladimir Putin has paid a surprise visit to Khmeimim Airbase in Syria’s Latakia province, honoring the Russian troops that played a crucial role in ridding Syria of Islamic State.

Putin stopped at Khmeimim en route to Egypt on Monday, and was personally greeted by Syrian President Bashar Assad before meeting Russian military pilots.

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