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    Top 5 Facts About Russia's Military Operation in Syria

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    Russian troops are returning home "with a victory" according to President Vladimir Putin's withdrawal order on Monday, just days after Moscow pronounced Daesh defeated in Syria. Sputnik outlines the landmark features of the campaign.

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