Russian aircraft land in Syria to evacuate Russians

The Emergency Situations Ministry’s Ilyushin-76 jet landed at Latakia airport with 20 tons of humanitarian aid and was set to return to Russia with 180 Russians who had expressed a desire to leave Syria. Moscow said all its defense personnel were evacuated from Syria in June. But a foreign ministry spokesman said at the time that about 30,000 other Russians were still living across the country.

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