Russia unveils new Syrian deployment plan

Russia unveils new Syrian deployment plan

MOSCOW: (APP) Russia's military on Friday said it has begun scaling down its deployment to Syria, with Moscow's sole aircraft carrier set to be the first to quit the conflict zone .

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"In accordance with the decision of the supreme commander of the Russian armed forces Vladimir Putin , the Russian defence ministry is beginning the reduction of the armed deployment to Syria," Russian news agencies quoted military chief Valery Gerasimov as saying, adding that a group headed by aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov would be the first to leave.

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