Putin Orders Drawdown Of Russian Troops In Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Monday he had ordered the withdrawal of most Russian forces from Syria.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | March 14, 2016
Russian forces are partially pulling out of Syria.
In September, Russia started bombing what it called terrorist targets — including ISIS. But Western powers have accused Russia of instead going after U.S.-backed rebel forces.
Russian strikes have killed over 4,000 people including some 1,700 civilians, according to the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.