September 14, 2018 / 11:40 AM / a month ago

Putin discusses Syria's Idlib with Russia's security council: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib with members of Russia’s Security Council on Friday, the RIA news agency cited the Kremlin as saying.

FILE PHOTO: A man watches as smoke rises after what activists said was an air strike on Atimah, Idlib province March 8, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah/File Photo

Putin told the Security Council he was concerned by militant activity in the last major rebel-held stronghold in Syria, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was cited as saying.

Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by John Stonestreet

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