Demilitarized zone around Syria's Idlib set up, Turkey says

ISTANBUL - Turkey's defense ministry said on Wednesday the demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib has been formed and heavy weapons have been withdrawn, following an agreement by Russian and Turkish leaders in Sochi last month.


Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday over 1,000 militants had left the zone.


Asked about Turkish reports that all heavy weapons had been removed, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters that around 100 heavy weapon units had been withdrawn from the zone, but gave no further details.


פרסום ראשון: 10.10.18, 18:40