MOSCOW, April 7 Russian President Vladimir Putin
met with the country's security council on Friday and discussed
keeping Russia's air force presence in Syria following the U.S.
missile strikes, the Kremlin said.
"The meeting expressed deep concern about the unavoidable
negative consequences stemming from the aggressive action for
the fight against global terrorism," it said in a statement.
It added that the council had discussed keeping a Russian
airforce presence in Syria to support the anti-terrorist
operations of the Syrian army.
(Reporting by Katya Golubkova; writing by Sujata Rao)