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Russia withdraws troops from Afrin

Russian army withdraws from Afrin where Turkey is preparing for military operation

Editor / Internet Yeni Şafak

Russian forces positioned in Afrin, where Turkey made extensive preparations to launch a military operation, are leaving the region. It is reported that the Russian army started to quit Afrin and its surrounding villages occupied by PKK/PYD 15 days ago, and withdrew its last troops yesterday with a great change of station.

Russia, withdrawing its troops yesterday from Khybar camp in Kafr Jina, positioned in Nubl, a Shi'ite town in Syria. According to sources in the region, nearly 200 Russian soldiers of three special units left Afrin, but from 20 to 50 intelligence officers are kept in the region. These agents operated in the Kitne Village, but they waited ‘ready to withdraw’, said sources.

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