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Putin orders withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria

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NEGOTIATING TABLE. Syrian chief negotiator Bashar al-Jaafari, (L), Ambassador of the Permanent Representative Mission of the Syria to UN New York, and UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria Staffan de Mistura, (R), prior a new round of negotiations between the Syrian government and U.N., at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 14, 2016. Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA
However, hopes for a breakthrough at the talks remained remote with both sides locked in a bitter dispute over the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

MOSCOW, Russia (Mar. 14, 2016) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, March 14, announced the withdrawal of Moscow’s forces from Syria in a shock move as fresh peace talks began in Geneva.

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