International flags fly at Syria’s first international trade fair since war broke out in 2011, a few kilometers away from the rebel-held eastern suburbs of Damascus, Syria, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. The prime minister opened the fair, an event hailed by the government as a sign of renewed confidence after years of conflict. (AP Photo)
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Senior US Official Visits Damascus, Meets Security Chief

The US official pressed American concerns in the Syrian War, in particular, a number of Americans who are “missing” inside Syria, including CIA operatives who were on the ground.