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Putin orders partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria

AFP
Published : Dec 11, 2017, 6:10 pm IST
Updated : Dec 11, 2017, 6:10 pm IST

‘A significant part of the Russian troop contingent located in Syria is returning home to Russia,’ Putin said.

‘I order the defence minister and the chief of general staff to start withdrawing the Russian group of troops to their permanent bases,’ Putin said. (Photo: AP/File)
 ‘I order the defence minister and the chief of general staff to start withdrawing the Russian group of troops to their permanent bases,’ Putin said. (Photo: AP/File)

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday gave the order for a partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during a visit to the country's airbase there, news agencies reported.

"I order the defence minister and the chief of general staff to start withdrawing the Russian group of troops to their permanent bases," Putin said as he visited Hmeimim airbase, RIA Novosti news agency reported.

 

"I have taken a decision: a significant part of the Russian troop contingent located in Syria is returning home to Russia."

Tags: vladimir putin, isis, russian troops, bashar-al-assar
Location: Russian Federation, Moscow (City), Moscow