Turkey, Russia to create demilitarized zone in Syria

Source : 112 Ukraine

The withdrawal of heavy weaponry is to be carried out till September 10
09:00, 18 September 2018

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The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Russian colleague Putin agreed on the creation of a demilitarized zone in Syrian Idlib, as RBK reports.  

“The parties agreed to create a 15-20-kilometer demilitarized zone along the contact line of Syrian government troops and opposition on September 15, withdrawing radical militants,” the message says.

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It was noted that “the Turkish patrol and Russian military police” will be controlling the zone.

Earlier, as a result of Russia’s airstrikes at Syrian province Idlib 13 people died. Later, Russia claimed to be continuing bombardments in Idlib, “if necessary”.

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