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Putin Orders Withdrawal of Russian Forces from Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria, state media reported Monday. Russian state media quoted him as telling Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that the tasks assigned to the defense ministry in Syria have been fulfilled. "Therefore, I am issuing an order to, starting tomorrow, begin the withdrawal of the bulk of our military contingent from the Syrian Arab Republic," Putin told the...

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