September 14, 2018 / 11:40 AM / 3 months ago

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

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

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.

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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