Meeting between Saudi and Syrian intelligence chiefs hints at detente

Meeting between Saudi and Syrian intelligence chiefs hints at detente

The Guardian

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Visit to Damascus by Gen Khalid Humaidan suggests imminent thawing of relations between regional foes

Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief has travelled to Damascus to meet his Syrian counterpart in the first known meeting of its kind since the outbreak of the Syrian war a decade ago.

The meeting in the Syrian capital on Monday is being seen as a precursor to an imminent detente between two regional foes, who have been at odds throughout much of the conflict.

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