Russia: "Hundreds of fighters and members withdrew from demilitarized zone in Northern Syria"

اعداد عبد الله الدرويش | تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 10 أكتوبر، 2018 6:15:26 م خبر دوليعسكري روسيا

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On Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that hundreds of members and fighters withdrew in dozens of vehicles from the demilitarized zone in Northern Syria, in accordance with the Russian-Turkish demilitarization agreement.

The agreement requires the demilitarized zone to be in the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Islamist battalion-controlled areas. The Islamist battalions, which the two countries classify as terrorist, must withdraw their heavy weapons from the zone.

In a press conference, the Rusian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, "More than 1,000 militiants left the demilitarized zone and withdrew about 100 heavy military vehicles."

Zakharova said that Turkish media reported that the FSA factions finished withdrawing their heavy weapons, while the Russian forces are still verifying this information.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the implementation of the demilitarized zone may be delayed a day or two, without explaining why.

On Tuesday, the FSA finished withdrawing its equipment and heavy weapons from the demilitarized zone in Northern Syria, in accordance with the agreement, while leaving its headquarters and fighters with light, medium and anti-tank weapons in the region.

The Russian forces after the Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reached an agreement to establish a demilitarized zone in the governorate of Idlib on Sept. 17, 2018.

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اعداد عبد الله الدرويش | تحرير حسن برهان | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 10 أكتوبر، 2018 6:15:26 م خبر دوليعسكري روسيا
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