US military delegation arrives in Syria
A senior American military delegation arrived in Damascus on Wednesday for talks on regional security, the second such visit in nearly two months, a US diplomatic source told AFP. Major General Michael Moeller of the US Central Command (CENTCOM) is leading the delegation which also includes Frederic Hof, the deputy to US Middle East special envoy George Mitchell.
"The focus is on continuing dialogue concerning opportunities for cooperation on regional security matters," the US source conveyed. A US military delegation visited Syria two months ago and this was the first such visit in five years.