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    Russian Jets Withdraw From Syria (72)

    The US Department of Defense has claimed that less than 10 Russian aircraft left Syria amid the announced withdrawal of the Russian Aerospace Forces from Syria, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a press briefing on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the withdrawal of the main part of the country's air forces from Syria starting on Tuesday, as the objectives of its operation against terrorist groups in Syria had broadly been achieved.

    Asked how many Russian aircraft the United States has seen withdrawn from Syria, Cook said, “Small number of aircraft.”

    First group of Russian Aerospace Force aircraft redeploys from Hmeimim to Russia
    Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation

    “Less than 10, that’s what we have seen,” the spokesperson added.

    Putin said the remaining groupings in Hmeimim and the naval base in the port of Tartus would play a key role in monitoring the cessation of hostilities between Syrian government and rebel forces effective since February 27.

    Russian Jets Withdraw From Syria (72)


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