The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of April 5

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(photo credit: JPOST STAFF)
1. Russia decided to partially withdrawal its troop from Syria due to Moscow's disappointment over failures by pro-regime Iranian and Hezbollah forces to achieve victories against opposition forces fighting to topple the Assad government, the Saudi news-site Elaph reported Monday night.
Read more: Report: Russia withdrawal due to disappointment with Iran and Hezbollah
2. An American women in her 20s who on Tuesday accused David Keyes, the Prime Minister's new English-language spokesman, of sexual assault is an anti-Israel activist denied entry into Israel in 2014.
Read more: New PM spokesman 'unequivocally' denies sexual assault allegation
3. The grand mufti of Syria claimed Monday that the Syrian leadership has recently been offered a deal according to which the rebels would cease their hostilities against the regime if the latter would come to terms with Israel.
Read more:  Syria's grand mufti: Opposition offered ceasefire in exchange for appeasement with Israel
4. A weapons amnesty launched by the IDF last month has seen civilians deposit an arsenal of arms at IDF bases around the country, an army officer in charge of the collection told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.
Read more:  Civilians hand over missile launcher, assault rifles, and grenades to IDF
5. Syrian rebels on Tuesday allegedly downed a Russian fighter jet belonging to the Syrian air force and captured the aircraft's pilot, sources linked to the opposition reported.
Read more: Report: Syrian rebels shoot down warplane, capture pilot