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Russia pulls military personnel from Syria

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Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk

Russia has pulled all its military personnel from Syria, including from its strategic Tartus naval centre. Founded out of a 1971 agreement between Damascus and Moscow, the centre is Russia's only military base outside the former USSR. RFI spoke with Russian foreign relations specialist Igor Okunev on the reasoning behind this move, and Russia's broader role in the Syrian peace process.

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