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Putin Announces a 'Reduction' of Russian Forces in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday announced a "reduction" of Moscow's forces in Syria after Damascus and rebels inked a truce deal.

"I agree with the proposal from the defense ministry for the reduction of our military presence in Syria," Putin said in a televised meeting, insisting Russia would still continue to support Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Source: Agence France Presse


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