Received the task and proceeded to the withdrawal of troops as part of 25 aircraft, including 23 aircraft of various modifications, X-NUMX Ka-2 helicopter, as well as military contingent in the composition of the military police of the Russian Federation, special purpose detachment, military clearance center .
In the most active phase of the counter-terrorism operation in Syria, the Russian aviation the group consisted of up to 70 aircraft and helicopters.
Recall that on a permanent basis in Syria remain a military airbase in Lattakia (Hamim), as well as a logistics point in Tartus.
Today, the order to withdraw most of the Russian troops from Syria was personally given by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces (President) Vladimir Putin. He arrived on a short working visit to the UAR, where he thanked the Russian military and held a personal meeting with the head of Syria, Bashar Assad.