US officials: No advance warning of Russia's Syria pullout order

By REUTERS
March 14, 2016 21:38

WASHINGTON - US officials said on Monday they had no advance warning of Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to start withdrawing military forces from Syria, broadly expressing surprise about the abrupt announcement from Moscow.

Two US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, also said they had seen no indications so far of preparations by Russia's military for the withdrawal.


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