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Russia likely to reduce forces in Syria before year-end -general

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russia’s military forces in Syria are likely to be “substantially” reduced and a drawdown could begin before the end of the year, the head of the Russian general staff, Valery Gerasimov, said on Thursday.

Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Maria Kiselyova

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