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A top White House counterterrorism official reportedly met with the Assad regime in Syria for US hostage talks

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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A top White House counterterrorism official recently met with the Assad regime in Syria to negotiate the release of US hostages, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.
Kash Patel, a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump and top White House counterterrorism official, traveled to Damascus earlier this year for the secret negotiations, Trump administration officials and others familiar with the secret meetings told The Journal.
Patel met with the isolated government in a bid to secure the release of at least two Americans believed to be held hostage by the Assad...
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