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Russia Sends Another Plane to Evacuate Citizens From Syria

© RIA Novosti . Vitaly Belousov / Go to the mediabankFirst group of Russian and CIS nationals arrives from Syria, Domodedovo Airport, Moscow, August 27, 2013
First group of Russian and CIS nationals arrives from Syria, Domodedovo Airport, Moscow, August 27, 2013 - Sputnik International
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After nearly 90 Russians were evacuated from Syria on Tuesday, the emergencies ministry sent another plane for citizens willing to leave the war-torn country, a spokeswoman said.

MOSCOW, August 28 (RIA Novosti) - After nearly 90 Russians were evacuated from Syria on Tuesday, the emergencies ministry sent another plane for citizens willing to leave the war-torn country, a spokeswoman said.

“An Il-62 plane took off for Latakia. This special flight is for Russian and CIS nationals who had earlier expressed their determination to return to Moscow,” emergencies ministry spokeswoman Irina Rossius said.

A total of 89 people, mostly women and children, returned to Moscow onboard a plane which landed in the Domodedovo airport late on Tuesday.

Situation is Syria, where more than 100,000 people have been killed in a civil war since 2011, further deteriorated last week, following media reports of a chemical attack.

 

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