Russia begins Syria pullout

Moscow – The first group of Russian war planes has left Russia’s Hmeymim air base in Syria and begun the long journey home, Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.

The group included Sukhoi-34 fighter-bombers. The ministry said each group will be led home by either a Tupolev-154 passenger plane or an Ilyushin-76 transport aircraft carrying engineers, technical personnel, and cargo

Meanwhile, Iraqi government ministers report that Russian planes are passing through Iraqi airspace on their way back to Russia.



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