Syria`s Assad asked Putin for `military aid`: Kremlin chief of staff

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad asked Russia`s Vladimir Putin for military aid, the Kremlin`s chief of staff Sergei Ivanov said Wednesday.

Moscow: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad asked Russia`s Vladimir Putin for military aid, the Kremlin`s chief of staff Sergei Ivanov said Wednesday.

Assad "has appealed to the leadership of our country with a request for military aid," Ivanov said after Russian senators gave their unanimous approval to allow the armed forces to carry out air strikes in Syria.

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