"The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations sent two aircraft Ilyushin Il-76-42 and Yakovlev Iak Beirut to allow the Russians being in Syria to return to their homeland," said Ms. Rossious.
Aircraft can carry a hundred people, she said.
The conflict between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad to the armed opposition has more than 60,000 deaths since March 2011, according to the UN. Syrian authorities say they are fighting against well-
armed fighters receiving foreign assistance.