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Sergei Shoigu

Russian Defense Minister on Official Visit to Israel

Sergei Shoigu will land in Israel on Monday for meetings with Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his first visit to the Jewish state since becoming Russia’s defense minister in 2012.

Fighters from Syria's Manbij military council are seen on June 15, 2016 in a building on the outskirts of the northern Syrian town of Manbij, which is held by jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) group, during an operation to try to retake the town.

U.S.-Backed Forces Advance Against Islamic State in Syria

U.S.-backed Syrian forces edged closer to an Islamic State stronghold on the border with Turkey on Saturday while Russia’s defense minister visited President Bashar al Assad to discuss military operations.