Syria's defense minister has started an official visit to its major ally Iran as the head of a military delegation, Lebanon's al-Manar television said on Tuesday.
It gave no further details on the visit of Fahad Jassim al-Freij. Al-Manar is run by Lebanon's Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed group which is also an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
It was not immediately possible to confirm the visit with Syrian officials.
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