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Syria conflict: Vladimir Putin orders withdrawal of Russian forces after ‘goals are met’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced the withdrawal of the “main part” of Russian forces in Syria. Putin added Russia’s goals had been achieved in Syria following the country’s intervention – which began on 30 September 2015 – reports AP.

The Russian president said the withdrawal of Russian troops had been co-ordinated with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and should provide a catalyst to restart peace talks in Geneva over ending the five-year conflict.

h/t ZD

  • Here is where I pull out for the money shot.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      It is very smart of you to cut your losses, Vlad.

  • canminuteman

    This is a rather odd development. I don’t know what to think about this.

  • He has enough to put in his pipeline.

    Obama must be most annoyed.