Russia begins military withdrawal from Syria

Russia begins military withdrawal from Syria

The first Russian warplanes have left Syria after president Vladimir Putin ordered a partial pullout of forces from the country.

Mr Putin made the surprise announcement on Monday. He emphasised that the Russian airbase in Hemeimeem in Syria’s coastal province of Latakia and a naval facility in the Syrian port of Tartous will continue to operate.

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