January 19, 2018 / 7:27 PM / a year ago

Russia: reports about Russian army withdrawing from Syria's Afrin denied

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference at the United Nations in New York, U.S., January 19, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted on Friday as saying media reports about Russian military units withdrawing from Syria’s Afrin region had been denied.

“These reports have been denied,” RIA news agency quoted Lavrov as saying. He did not specify who had denied them.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; editing by Ralph Boulton

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