October 29, 2019 / 2:52 PM / 8 months ago

Russia says Kurdish withdrawal in northeast Syria complete: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that armed Kurdish forces had withdrawn from a safe zone near the northeastern Syrian border with Turkey faster than scheduled, the TASS news agency reported.

“The withdrawal of armed forces from the territory where a safety corridor is supposed to be created has been completed ahead of schedule,” Shoigu was quoted as saying.

Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by John Stonestreet

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