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Fragile Balance: Idlib Ceasefire Can Fail From 'Slightest Mistake', Military Expert Warns

Fragile Balance: Idlib Ceasefire Can Fail From 'Slightest Mistake', Military Expert Warns

The ceasefire agreement negotiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan has successfully ended the fighting between the Syrian forces and militants entrenched in Idlib the next day after being signed. The accord also finally ensured proper measures to open and guard the M4 highway , which was supposed

Russia's Putin, Syria's Assad discuss Idlib ceasefire: Kremlin

Russia's Putin, Syria's Assad discuss Idlib ceasefire: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a phone call on Friday that agreements reached between Russia and Turkey at recent talks would stabilize the situation in Syria’s Idlib province, the Kremlin said. “Bashar al-Assad rated the outcome of the talks between the leaders of Russia and Turkey highly

Ceasefire in Syria's Idlib comes at a cost for Turkey's Erdogan

Ceasefire in Syria's Idlib comes at a cost for Turkey's Erdogan

ANKARA (Reuters) - Days before he flew to Moscow to strike a ceasefire deal with Russia to halt fighting in Syria’s Idlib, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Syrian government forces to pull back or they would not have a “head left on their shoulders”. After six hours of talks with Vladimir Putin, a somber Erdogan announced an accord which cements

Russia-Turkey ceasefire broadly holds despite clashes in Syria's Idlib

Russia-Turkey ceasefire broadly holds despite clashes in Syria's Idlib

AMMAN/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Deadly clashes erupted in parts of northwest Syria on Friday but a ceasefire deal between Russia and Turkey aimed at ending months of intense conflict was largely holding elsewhere in the country’s last rebel-held enclave. A war monitor and rebel sources said the fighting broke out in the Jabal al-Zawiya region in the south

Turkish forces ‘to react’ to any attack of Syrian Army in Idlib, Erdogan warns

Turkish forces ‘to react’ to any attack of Syrian Army in Idlib, Erdogan warns

Turkish Armed Forces in Syria’s Idlib would fight back any attack from the Syrian forces, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. “We would invariably stay vigilant for any attacks and violations,” Erdogan said, according to Yeni Safak. Ankara’s main goal is “implementation of UN resolution 2254 and launch of political process and end of civil

War averted as Russia & Turkey reach deal on Idlib… but is peace on horizon?

War averted as Russia & Turkey reach deal on Idlib… but is peace on horizon?

After a new agreement with Russia dispelled the specter of a major conflict arising from the recent escalation of tensions in Syria's Idlib, RT finds out whether it will be a lasting solution for Ankara and Damascus. Damascus had launched an offensive in the northwestern province of Idlib against armed groups, which Ankara had supported as well as

Erdogan says military posts in Syria's Idlib will stand after ceasefire

Erdogan says military posts in Syria's Idlib will stand after ceasefire

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s military observation posts in Syria’s Idlib will retain their current status with the Russian-Turkish ceasefire deal, President Tayyip Erdogan was cited as saying by his office on Friday, adding the agreement laid the groundwork for the normalization of the region. Turkey and Russia announced the agreement on Thursday to

Deadly clashes erupt in Syria's Idlib hours into ceasefire deal

Deadly clashes erupt in Syria's Idlib hours into ceasefire deal

AMMAN/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Deadly clashes erupted in southern Idlib on Friday, hours into a ceasefire deal between Russia and Turkey aimed at ending the fighting in the last rebel-held enclave in Syria. A war monitor and a rebel source said the fighting broke out in the Jabal al-Zawiya region between Syrian government forces and jihadist insurgents