Two Hundred Russian Military Police Officers Withdraw From Syria

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Two Hundred Russian Military Police Officers Withdraw From Syria

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A 200-strong unit of the Military Police has returned to its base in the Russian Republic of Chechnya after successfully carrying out special tasks in Syria, a spokesman for the Southern Military District, Vadim Astafyev, announed on August 20.

“Ilyushin Il-76 military-transport planes airlifted 200 military policemen to Mozdok airfield in North Ossetia from Hmeymim airfield in Syria,” Astavyev said, according to the state-run news agency TASS.

TASS also noted that 35 planes and helicopters, flight officers, a medical unit of special purpose and military police officers had already returned to their home bases.

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  • Expo Marker

    Their withdrawal symbolizes the eventual end of this horrible war.

    Syria is forever in debt to Russia, Iran, and others who fought to prevent the radicalization and balkanization of Syria and surrounding nations.

  • Tudor Miron

    As far as I understand this is scheduled rotation of forces.

  • Bulgarian God

    russian commie weaklings just gave up! They lost again ! Oh yeah ! :)