In a surprise move, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his military to start withdrawing the “main part” of its forces in Syria from Tuesday.
He said the Russian intervention had largely achieved its objectives.
The comments come amid fresh peace talks in Geneva aimed at resolving the five-year Syrian conflict.
West Claims That Russia is out of Money
Three months into his military intervention in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin has achieved his central goal of stabilizing the Assad government and, with the costs relatively low, could sustain military operations at this level for years, U.S. officials and military analysts say.
What Really is Happening
|Image: In addition to air support, Russia has augmented the Syrian Arab Army with additional capabilities, including T-90 main battle tanks capable of defending against the torrent of anti-tank missiles shipped to terrorists by the US and its allies.|