Report: Russia withdraws all army personnel from Syria

June 26, 2013 19:20


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Russia has pulled out all its army personnel from Syria due to the rising security threat in the embattled country, AFP cited Russian daily Vedomosti as saying Wednesday.

The reported withdraw leaves the naval port in Tartus, on Syria's western cost, unmanned.

A source from the Russian defense ministry was cited in Vedomosti as saying the decision to remove all Russian defense ministry, military and civilian personnel was made to reduce the risk of physical and political danger that could emanate from the fighting in Syria, AFP reported. 

According to the unnamed Russian source, the death of Russians caused by forces from any side of the Syrian conflict could strain political ties with Moscow, a Soviet-era ally of Syria.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 17, 2018
U.S. says no rebuilding funds for Syria until peace talks underway