The last known talks between the White House and Syrian officials in Damascus took place in 2010.
Officials in the Donald Trump administration earlier this year held secret talks in Syria with representatives of President Bashar al-Assad to free the American hostages. This was reported on Monday, October 19, by the Anadolu news agency.
Administration sources said that Kash Patel, Trump's deputy aide, and a senior White House counterterrorism official were flying to Syria.
They met with representatives of the Assad government, whose identities remain unknown.
US authorities are seeking the release of American journalist Austin Tice, who was captured in Syria in 2012, and American doctor Majd Kamalmaz, who was detained in Damascus in 2017.
The last known talks between the White House and Syrian officials in Damascus took place in 2010. The United States broke off relations with Syria in 2012 to protest Assad's crackdown on opponents of his rule.
We will remind, the American leader Donald Trump said that after the creation of new weapons, the United States has become the most powerful country on the planet from a military point of view and will establish peace from a position of strength.