Russia withdraws forces from posts in Syria’s Lattakia and Homs – opposition sources

IDLIB, Syria (North Press) – Military sources in the opposition said on Thursday that the Russian forces have evacuated many of their posts in the northern countryside of Latakia and Homs countryside. The evacuated posts were transferred to the Lebanese Hezbollah.

“The Russian forces abandoned their posts in the Jabal al-Turkmen and Jabal al-Akrad and the vicinity of the town of Kasab, north of Latakia. The posts were transferred to the Lebanese Hezbollah,” the sources told North Press.

“The Russian forces’ evacuation in Lattakia coincided with withdrawing several KAMAZ military vehicles from their bases deployed in the city of Palmyra, east of Homs governorate,” the sources added.

On May 7, the Moscow Times newspaper reported Russia has begun the process of withdrawing its military forces from Syria and is concentrating them at three airports before being transferred to the Ukrainian front.

The abandoned air bases of the Russian Federation are transferred to the Iranian military-political formation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah, it said.

North Press was unable to verify whether the information was correct or not.

Reporting by Baha’ al-Nobani