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Russia to withdraw its forces from Syria

The withdrawal will begin tomorrow.

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RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR Putin has ordered the defence ministry to begin the withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria tomorrow.

“The task that was set before our defence ministry and armed forces has as a whole been completed and so I order the defence ministry to from tomorrow start the withdrawal of the main part of our military contingents from the Syrian Arab Republic,” Putin told Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in televised comments.

The Kremlin said that Bashar Al-Assad agreed with Putin on Moscow withdrawing forces from Syria.

UNICEF said today that an estimated 3.7 million Syrian children have been born since the conflict began five years ago.

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