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Russian forces prepare to leave Syria

  • After a surprise withdrawal announcement made by President Vladimir Putin on Monday, the Russian forces have begun preparations to leave Syria. The order to withdraw was given by the Russian defense minister Sergey Shoigu. Aircraft are being loaded up for long-range flights back to the country. The move has been welcomed by the Western officials who say that it can pressurize the Syrian government to engage in talks.

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