Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Ja'afari says the incumbent Damascus government will not allow foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorists to turn the embattled northwestern province of Idlib into a new haven for themselves.
The potential massacre of civilians while trying to retake the last major stronghold of anti-government terrorists in Syria – namely Idlib Province – is a redline for Iran, said the Iranian chief negotiator in the peace process for Syria.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the northwestern province of Idlib will finally return to government control along with other territories, which are still in the hands of foreign-backed terrorists.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the Idlib deal is a temporary measure which is first and foremost aimed at stemming bloodshed in the northwestern province, stressing that all remaining militant-held regions, including Idlib, will definitely be liberated from the clutches of terrorists.
Turkish-backed militants says they expect to finish withdrawing heavy weapons from a planned buffer zone in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib within days, conforming to a deal brokered by Russia and Turkey that has so far held off a government offensive on the last major terrorist stronghold in Syria.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says his country will need to deploy more troops to Syria’s militant-held northwestern province of Idlib following an agreement with Russia, which entails a demilitarized zone in the crisis-plagued area.
Turkey’s military has reportedly deployed its most significant batch of reinforcements to Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib in weeks, as Ankara strives to prevent a full-scale offensive by the Syrian government against thousands of terrorists in the militant-held region.
Turkey said on Friday it was talking to all parties in the Syrian conflict to prevent a government offensive on Idlib ahead of talks between Russian and Turkish presidents, who support rival sides in the looming battle for the terrorist-held region.
Russia’s Defense Ministry says the foreign-backed Takfiri militants have abducted children from Syria’s Aleppo to use them in a staged chemical weapons attack in Idlib to be blamed on the Syrian government.
Russian Defense Ministry says foreign-sponsored terrorists have started filming scenes of a staged chemical attack in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib to facilitate the implication of Syrian government forces and invent a pretext for the United States and its allies to launch airstrikes on army troops.
Syrian and Russian warplanes on Saturday targeted the southern edge of Idlib Province with airstrikes and shelling, Syrian media and a war monitoring group said, ratcheting up the military pressure on the terrorist-held bastion.