Russia has reportedly begun a draw down of its military forces in Syria. The news comes from the TASS news agency, who quotes the head of the Russian General Staff, Valery Gerasimov. “In accordance with the decision of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, (President) Vladimir Putin, the Russian Defence Ministry is beginning to reduce its armed forces deployment in Syria.” Russian Chief of Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov: #Russia is withdrawing its aircraft carrier & some other #warships from the waters off #Syria. pic.twitter.com/HFg1wQfntD— PTV News (@PTVNewsOfficial) January 6, 2017 Naval fleet first Gerasimov said Russia’s naval fleet would be the first to return. Led by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, it has been operating in the Mediterranean off the Syrian coast. The naval group headed by aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov will be the first Russian deployment to leave Syriahttps://t.co/qDXKVJQobU— DAILY SABAH (@DailySabah) January 6, 2017 December agreement Vladimir Putin said in December that Russia had agreed to reduce its military deployment in Syria. The agreement forms part of the terms of a ceasefire deal between Syrian opposition groups and the Syrian government. In short News comes days after Russia and Turkey negotiated the latest ceasefire Russia has targested anti-government rebels with air strikes since 2015 Analysts say Moscow’s support has turned the war in favour of the Syrian regime
Russian forces have started to withdraw from Syria. Military jets took off from their base in Syria Tuesday to return to Russia. President Vladimir Putin says Moscow has accomplished nearly all of its goals in the conflict. Holly Williams, who has reported extensively from inside Syria, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the latest developments and its impact on the U.S. fight against ISIS.
Russia has begun withdrawing its forces from Syria a day after President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial military pullout. The Defense Ministry says the first group of Russian warplanes left their base in Syria and began a long journey home. The group includes Sukhoi-34 fighters, bomber jets, and a transport plane carrying personnel. Russia has said that it may keep its S-400 surface-to-air missile systems in Syria for a while. On Monday, Putin announced that Moscow will withdraw most of its troops in Syria, ending its bombing campaign. Watch Live: http://www.presstv.ir/live.html Twitter: http://twitter.com/PressTV LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV Google+: http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV Instagram: http://instagram.com/presstvchannel SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/videosptv
At least 20,000 protesters gathered in Homs as Arab League observers arrived Tuesday at Syria's third largest city, following reports that 60 people had been killed in the past 24 hours in the province. The Arab League delegation is headed by veteran Sudanese military intelligence officer General Mohammed Ahmed Mustafa al-Dabi. The delegation arrived and was already in meetings with the governor of Homs. The 50 monitors now in the country, who include Iraqis, Tunisians and Algerians nationals, are supposed to ensure compliance, though so far there is no sign that Assad is implementing any of the terms. Another 100 monitors are set to arrive by the end of December.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered his military to start the withdrawal of the main part of Russia's forces from Syria, saying that the Russian military intervention had largely achieved its objectives. Putin, at a meeting in the Kremlin with his defense and foreign ministers, said the pullout should start from Tuesday.
The first Russian planes took off from Hmeymim airbase in Latakia on Tuesday following Russian President Vladimir Putin's order to begin the withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria. Tupolev Tu-154 and Sukhoi Su-34 jet aircraft were among the first jets to leave the airbase, bound for Russia. The Defence ministry reported that the long-distance flights will be carried out in groups. Each group includes a 'leader' - military transport aircraft (Tu-154 or IL-76) which will transport engineers, technicians as well as aviation and logistical assets. They will be followed by Russian military aircrafts of various types. Moscow will keep its Hmeymim airbase in Latakia province and the naval base at Tartus in order to oversee the ceasefire in the region.