Shoigu reported to Putin about the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria

The Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin that his order for the withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria made. About it reports TASS.

According to the Minister, in Syria remain three battalions of military police centre of reconciliation of the parties, the point of logistics Russian Navy in Tartus and aviation group based in Hamim.

Shoigu said that «invaluable combat experience in Syria» got more than 48 thousand Russian military.

«80% of crews tactical and 90% of the army aviation are from 100 to 120 sorties. Long-range aircraft crews received a practice of attacking important targets of the militants. All aircraft of the aerospace defence forces of Russia for two years made 34 thousand sorties», he informed.

The military conflict in Syria lasts since 2011. The fighting involved government forces, the opposition, radical Islamists, Kurds and the militants of the «Islamic state».

In September 2014 operation against ISIS began, the international coalition led by the United States. In September 2015 to the conflict on the side of the government troops joined Russia. In March 2016, Putin ordered the withdrawal of the main Russian forces from the country, but the aviation group of the Russian Federation continued to strike blows to positions of forces opposing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

In early December, Moscow announced the liberation of Syria from ISIS militants, and Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the withdrawal of troops from Syria.




Shoigu reported to Putin about the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria 22.12.2017

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