Apparently the Russian military have finished what they set out to do and against a lot of expectations are packing hope to head home for dinner. Putin recently announced that the armed forces in Syria will begin an “early withdrawal” from the country.

The US did not seem to think that they would be announcing that kind of move, but I think this is a really good sign. Now that peace talks have started that would mean that what Russia has set out to do was done and they would no longer have a reason to sit around in Syria with their air campaigns and other military actions.

As the peace talks in Geneva continue and as both sides of the Syrian conflict work together with support from Russia and the US, peace will hopefully come sooner rather than later and further violent conflict can be avoided in Syria.

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/putin-orders-withdrawal-of-some-russian-forces-from-syria-1457980402

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