Feb 05 2018

Turkey sends more troops to Syria’s Idlib

Turkey sent a convoy of troops into the Syrian province of Idlib on Monday, to establish a new observation point in accordance with a peace deal agreed with Russia and Iran, Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency said.

Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed to establish de-escalation zones in Idlib and parts of Aleppo, Latakia and Hama provinces during peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana that ended in September 2017.

The Turkish military moved into Idlib in October to monitor a ceasefire there between the Syrian government and rebels, but fighting between the two sides has increased in the last two months.