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Putin Meets Assad at Airbase in Latakia as Russia Announces Troop Withdrawal

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived at Hmeimim air base in Syria’s Latakia province on Monday, December 11, where he met with Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Putin announced a partial withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria, but said that Russia would continue to operate the Tartous and Hmeimim airbases, according to RT. Credit: Syrian Presidency via Storyful