Russian warplanes & troops arrive home after Syrian mission accomplished (VIDEO)

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The Russian forces operating in Syria, including the Beriev A-50 AWACS plane and military police detachment, are arriving back home after successfully completing their mission and playing a key role in defeating Islamic State.

Russian warplanes & troops arrive home after Syrian mission accomplished (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, the first group of Russian military aircraft and troops left Syria following President Vladimir Putin’s order. The Russian leader announced the withdrawal of a “significant part” of the Russian military contingent during his surprise visit at Khmeimim Airbase in Syria’s Latakia province on Monday morning.

Батальон военной полиции #ЮВО, выполнявший задачи в Сирийской Арабской Республике, доставлен двумя самолетами военно-транспортной авиации в аэропорт Махачкала pic.twitter.com/UDMdDTiGlE

— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) December 12, 2017

A Russian military police battalion of the Southern Military District arrived aboard two cargo aircraft in the city of Makhachkala, in the North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan, the Defense Ministry said.

The ministry published a video showing the departure of the planes at dawn; followed by military, relatives and officials greeting the officers as they landed in Russia. The military police battalion was deployed to Syria in December 2016 to maintain security in de-escalation zones. The officers escorted more than 1,700 humanitarian convoys and ensured civilians’ security during humanitarian efforts.

One of the first military aircraft to come back from Syrian mission was the Beriev A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft. Long-range Tu-22M3 bombers, deployed at an airfield in the Russian southern region of North Ossetia during the mission, have also returned to their home airbase near Kaluga.

“Flight crews successfully accomplished tasks on delivering strikes on terrorists’ objects in the Syrian Arab Republic,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement. It did not elaborate on how many Tu-22M3 aircraft arrived at the base.

The A-50 arrived in Russia’s Ivanovo, where its pilots were congratulated on their “successful task performance.” 

A total of 25 aircraft, as well as Russian special forces, military police and sapper teams are to leave Syria, where they have assisted government forces in the battle against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists since September 2015. On December 6, the Russian General Staff declared the liberation of Syria from IS, saying that “all terrorist units of ISIS” in the country had been destroyed.

After the withdrawal, Russia will continue to use Khmeimim Airbase and the Syrian port of Tartus, which provides technical support for the Russian Navy, and the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria will keep working.

READ MORE: Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during surprise visit to Khmeimim Airbase

Russian warplanes & troops arrive home after Syrian mission accomplished (VIDEO)

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    • Agreed but i noticed that USA Barely ever moves out of any occupation be it Pillipiunes , Japan or Korea , etc , never moves the forces out back home .

  1. Outstanding job Russia Today. The unindicted war criminals of the U.S. and Israel should be all arrested and face criminal charges in every appropriate court of the world. They are a shameful disgrace. I hope Putin gets re elected and is able to work out a permanent alliance with Syria which owes him a debt forever. Israel and the U.S. are international invaders and outlaws of the world. The corrupt U.S. media, except for VT, have done everything in their power to cover up the war crimes of both the U.S. and Israel in Syria. Thank you Putin and Russia and all the men and women and officers who made this miracle possible. Without you the criminal thugs of the world would have won. The international war criminals U.S. and Israel must be taught a hard, rude lesson they will not soon forget. I hope one day you will do that job. You behaved in a totally honorable way compared to the totally dishonorable behavior of lying U.S. and Israel. Shame, shame, shame….on them.

    • This article with a claim by Trump just came out this evening. Here is a quote:

      http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/12/donald-trump-signs-military-funding-bill-armed-forces-must-perfecto/
      Quote:
      “He also praised the great success against enemies of the United States, particularly against Islamic State terrorists.
      “We’ve won in Syria, we’ve won in Iraq, but they spread to other areas and we’re getting them as fast as they spread,” he said. “We’ve had more success with ISIS in the last 8 months than the entire previous administration has had during its entire term.””
      This is an absolute blatant lie to the duped American Public. VT has published article after article documenting that both invader U.S. and invader Israel have been aiding ISIS, not destroying them! All the generals from the top down and all enlisted men involved in this scam are traitors and must be prosecuted in a criminal court of war crimes like followed WWII in Germany. It is tragic that former General Patton is not alive to direct the arrest and prosecution of these traitorous criminals of the U.S. and their counterparts in the outlaw nation of Israel the main troublemaker of the planet aided in its daily crimes against humanity by the new outlaw on the block U.S. Patton was murdered in 1945 by order of General Donovan, head of the former OSS, who paid a professional military assassin $10,000 to plan and carry out his murder; a fake car accident reported in the lying history books. Ike and his cronies were also in on the plot, another shameful disgrace for America. General George S. Patton was considered by the Germans to be the top general of WWII. Need more be said? It is difficult to predict what Patton would do if he could see the degeneration of the country he fought so hard to defend in WWII.

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