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Top White House Official Went to Syria for Hostage Talks

2020-10-19 09:24:50.533 | view 182 | share : |

Washington Sep.19 (wall street) - A top White House official recently traveled to Damascus for secret talks with the Assad regime, marking the first time such a high-level U.S. official has met in Syria with the isolated government in more than a decade, according to Trump administration officials and others familiar with the negotiations.

Kash Patel, a deputy assistant to President Trump and the top White House counterterrorism official, went to Damascus earlier this year in an effort to secure release of at least two Americans believed to be held by President.