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.