NEWS Bashar Assad tries out role of Su-35 fighter jet pilot at Russia’s Khmeymim airbase (video)

The Russian chief of staff, General Valery Gerasimov, accompanied Assad, according to a statement by Russia’s Defense Ministry. The two discussed coordinating actions of the Syrian government forces with the help of the Russian military against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and the Al-Nusra Front in Syria. Syrian President Bashar Assad has tried out the…