Syrian TV: President Assad meets Putin in Moscow

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad gestures during an interview with the BBC in Damascus, Syria. Syrian state media says Assad has met his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in Moscow, in the first known trip for the embattled leader since war broke out in his country in 2011. (SANA via AP, File)DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — President Bashar Assad has traveled to Moscow in his first known trip abroad since the war broke out in Syria in 2011 to meet his strongest ally Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Syrian and Russian media reported Wednesday.