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  3/23/2012, Adar 29, 5772

Russian MP to Assad: Get Troops Out of Cities


A senior member of the Russian parliament said, Thursday evening, that President Bashar Al-Assad of Syria must withdraw troops from Syrian cities and allow humanitarian aid to reach the residents.

Chairman Mikhail Margelov of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the upper house of the Russian parliament said that Al-Assad has made some mistakes and must correct them urgently. The unusual statement by a senior figure in Moscow is being interpreted as a sign of the Kremlin's shortening patience for the regime in Damascus.