Russia withdraws 30 aircraft from Syria: Ministry

Orient Net - Agencies 2016-05-05 05:56:00

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Russia has withdrawn around 30 aircraft from Syria, including all of its Su-25 attack planes stationed in the country, TASS news agency cited the Russian Defence Ministry as saying on Wednesday.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov suggested after meeting UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura that a deal covering Aleppo was close, saying Russian and US military personnel might announce a decision “in the coming hours.”

But such a local truce, also known as “a regime of calm,” never materialised, The Gulf Today reported.