Syrian terrorists launched a new offensive in defiance of Russian-Turkish agreements

DAMASCUS, (BM) – Large armed groups of terrorists in the Syrian province of Idlib rearmament and launched a new offensive in defiance of Russian-Turkish agreements, learned citing sources in the Russian Foreign Ministry.

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The ministry said that in the Idlib de-escalation zone, large armed groups of Islamic groups are still concentrated, among which are Khayyat Tahrir al-Sham and Khurras al-Din. They refused to recognize the Russian-Turkish agreement on the introduction of a ceasefire and are preparing for an attack.

“The militants of the terrorist groups took advantage of the respite, healed themselves, reequipped, including thanks to external support, and now they are taking counter-offensive actions,” Interfax quotes sources.

On March 5, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, entered into an agreement according to which a ceasefire regime entered into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later said that if the US and Turkish military did not leave the country, Damascus would be able to use force.

The reason for the Russian-Turkish summit talks was a sharp aggravation of the situation in Idlib, where in January a large-scale offensive by the Syrian army against the positions of the armed opposition and terrorists began. Government forces recaptured nearly half of the Idlib de-escalation zone and left behind a number of Turkish observation posts.

After that, Ankara sharply increased its military contingent in the region and launched the operation “Spring Shield” to push the Syrian troops. Turkey is also supported by militants loyal to it.


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