Throngs of opposition supporters took to the streets in the rebel-controlled parts of Syria to celebrate the withdrawal of the Russian troops from the country after a 6 month deployment.

Yes, some of the Russian aerial assets are staying in Syria, including their sophisticated S-400 anti-aircraft missiles that were deployed to the country after the Turkish Air Defense shot down a Russian fighter jet over the Latakia Governorate.

However, the Hmaymim Airfields are fully secured and the Latakia Governorate is on the verge of being under the complete control of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies.

So, in reality, the Russian Marines stationed in the Latakia Governorate are not currently needed anymore.

Making matters worse for the opposition, the Syrian Armed Forces and their allies are situated at both the eastern and western borders of the Idlib Governorate, leaving them within 15 km of the strategic cities of Jisr Al-Shughour and Saraqib.

 

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Tim Turner
Tim Turner
2016-03-14 22:44

Good news!!! Sounds more reasonable to me, but putin should have made that more clear

Carlos
Carlos
2016-03-15 04:04
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He probably did make that clear. The headlines and reports from news agencies is where that clarity was lost (probably intentionally).

Redbaron9495
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Redbaron9495
2016-03-14 22:59

Thank god for that…..I was a bit worried!

Janjak Desalin
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Janjak Desalin
2016-03-14 23:06

source?

Edward Castillon
Edward Castillon
2016-03-14 22:40

good,

Jonathan Richer
Jonathan Richer
2016-03-14 22:54

Lol all the rebels like w*f you lied ;-(

James Padgett
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James Padgett
2016-03-14 23:24

I hope that what you’ve said is accurate. It would be a very serious mistake if Russia were to remove its air force at this point…after so much ground had been liberated…The terrorists could group in certain locations and be very difficult to stop from retaking ground.

John Roberts of the United Kingdom
John Roberts of the United Kingdom
2016-03-14 23:46

Of course Russia is not withdrawing because it has far too much invested in the Syrian Arab Republic, both as an individual country and for the much greater role Syria plays in the geostrategic considerations of the Russia Federation. And the same goes for the Islamic Republic of Iran too.

John
John
2016-03-15 06:02

lol, I was worried for a bit. I had a feeling there was more to what I was reading.

Howard Brannon
Howard Brannon
2016-03-15 15:49
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Russia is not going anywhere they are in place they have taken what they came for and their plans for the future are still in place

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James
2016-03-16 07:33

Super congratulations to Syrian Arab Army for such prolonged great fighting!