Syrian rebels withdraw heavy weapons from Idlib buffer zone

Two Turkey-backed Syrian rebel officials told Reuters that rebel groups on Saturday began withdrawing heavy weaponry from a demilitarized zone agreed by Turkey and Russia in northwest Syria.


"The process of withdrawing heavy weapons began this morning and will continue for a number of days," a rebel group commander told Reuters.


The official said the Turkey-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) rebel alliance will extract its heavy weaponry—such as rocket launchers and artillery vehicles—and bring it 20 km (12 miles) from the contact line between insurgents in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province and government forces.


פרסום ראשון: 10.06.18, 18:34