|arya||Date: Wednesday, 16-March-2016, 10:31 AM | Message # 1|
|Syrian government: "Europe is guilty of many strategic mistakes" |
On Monday, Russia surprised the international community with the announcement that it is to begin the partial withdrawal of its troops from Syria.
Moscow's forces had been providing military support to President Bashar al-Assad's Damascus-based government.
Moscow says the withdrawal is possible as yesterday's re-start of the Syrian peace talks in Geneva means Russia has achieved its objectives.