Kremlin says widespread Russian forces no longer needed in Syria

By REUTERS
December 12, 2017 11:56
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MOSCOW - There is a no longer the need for widely-deployed Russian military forces in Syria, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered "a significant part" of Moscow's military contingent to start withdrawing from Syria on Monday, declaring their work largely done.

Peskov said Russia would still use targeted air strikes against terrorists in Syria if needed.


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