Putin announces partial pullout of Russian forces from Syria
Putin made a stopover at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria’s coastal province of Latakia while en route to Egypt. He was met by Syrian President Bashar Assad as he arrived at the Russian Hmeimim air base, Interfax news agency reports.
Speaking to the Russian troops at the base, Putin said that he had ordered the military to withdraw a “significant part” of the Russian contingent in Syria. "I have taken a decision: a significant part of the Russian troop contingent located in Syria is returning home to Russia," he added.
He added in remarks carried by Russian news agencies that “if the terrorists again raise their heads, we will deal such blows to them they have never seen.”
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The Russian military has said previously that they will maintain their presence at the Hemeimeem air base and the naval facility in Tartus.
Putin’s visit follows the Russian announcement last week that the Syrian army under the Russian air cover routed the Islamic State in eastern Syria and fully restored control over the border with Iraq.
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