Moscow and Ankara agree on buffer zone Idlib

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MOSCOW – Russia and Turkey have agreed on the establishment of a demilitarized zone in the Syrian province of Idlib. That must be furnished to the Syrian army and the insurgents in the area of separation.

Russian president Vladimir Putin said on Monday after consultations with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Putin said that all heavy weapons from the area need to be removed. Also need radical rebel groups like the al-Nusrafront from the zone leave. The intention is that Russian and Turkish soldiers in the area go on patrol.

The Russian minister of Defence Sergey Sjojgoe said that the planned offensive by the Syrian government forces and its allies against Idlib now of the job is. Idlib bordering Turkey. That country catches are currently around 3.5 million refugee Syrians, and fears for a new influx of refugees as in Idlib to an offensive against the rebels.

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