First Russian Planes Leave Syria

March 15, 2016 2:47 PM

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First Russian Planes Leave Syria

It remains unclear what the withdrawal would mean for the outcome of the Syrian war or for Assad's future.

Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by telephone on Monday about Syria, with the Kremlin saying the two leaders "called for an intensification of the process for a political settlement" to the conflict.

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