Russia says Syrian regime forces pulling back from key Aleppo road

AFP , Thursday 15 Sep 2016

Russia on Thursday said Syrian regime forces have begun pulling back from around a key road into the ravaged city of Aleppo in accordance with a truce deal hammered out with the US.

"The Syrian armed forces are fulfilling their obligations and have started a gradual withdrawal of military hardware and all personnel from the Castello Road," senior Russian officer Vladimir Savchenko said in a briefing, insisting that rebel groups were not pulling back as agreed.

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