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.

Reuters| Updated: Sep 30, 2015, 14:44 PM IST

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.