Free Patriotic Movement MP Michel Aoun, traveled to Damascus on Wednesday for talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad, a source close to Aoun said. Aoun, whose movement has close links with the Iranian and Syrian backed Hezbollah movement, last visited Syria a year ago.

Aoun returned to Beirut following his trip that lasted only a few hours.

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MP Michel Aoun ( L) with Syrian President Bashar Assad. LBC TV reported that the Syrian president had sent a private jet to take Aoun to Damascus along with former minister Michel Samaha and a delegation from FPM.

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