Kremlin Says Russian Forces Left In Syria Enough To Repel Militant Attacks

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Kremlin Says Russian Forces Left In Syria Enough To Repel Militant Attacks

Photo: Russian Defense Ministry

Russian forces remaining in Syria are have capabilities to repel attacks by militants, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on January 9.

The remaining contingent and military infrastructure at Hmeymim and Tartus have the necessary capabilities to counter sporadic terrorist hit-and-run raids, which will regrettably continue. This merely emphasizes the need for stepping up political settlement efforts,” Peskov said when asked if the recent drone attack against the Khmeimim air base was evidence the pullout of the Russian contingent from Syria had been premature.

Pesko added that when Moscow decided to withdraw a part of its forces in Syria, it “proceeded from the assumption there are no grounds for conducting major offensive operations.”

“Everybody, including the president, were aware that terrorists’ attacks would not come to an end overnight, but will continue,” Peskov added.

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  • Solomon Krupacek

    repel. so, only defence…

  • Ronald

    Elections do come to mind , but rather than withdraw a single soldier from Syria , many more should be deployed . When winning don’t hold up the victory . More planes more helicopters , train the Syrians .