Turkey to patrol Idlib buffer zone soon

Turkey sent armored vehicles in preparation for patrolling the demilitarized zone, agreed upon with Russia at the last meeting in Sochi.

The Anatolia news agency reported Monday (October 8th) that the Turkish army had sent various weapons and armored vehicles to the demilitarized zone to prepare for patrols in coordination with Russian forces under the Sochi agreement.

The arrival of the Turkish reinforcements coincides with the imminent conclusion of the first item of the Sochi Agreement, the demilitarized zone between the Syrian government and the opposition.

In the past few days, the opposition alliance of the National Liberation Front (NLF) has announced the start of the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the buffer zone.

In earlier statements by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mouloud Gawishoglu, clarified that “drones belonging to Turkey and Russia will coordinate patrols in the demilitarized zone between the regime and the opposition in Idlib.”

On September 17th, Russia and Turkey agreed to create a demilitarized buffer zone in Syria’s Idlib province to separate government forces from the rebel groups based there.

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