Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Ankara agrees with Syria regime backers over Islamist-held Idlib

Ankara agrees with Syria regime backers over Islamist-held Idlib

He noted that this agreement is a temporary measure which lasts for 6 months and it will be automatically extended upon the agreement of all parties concerned but if one party finds a problem, it could be raised to draw attention that there is a party which does not comply with the agreement.

At least two million people live in Idlib, the largest populated area held by rebels - including some nationalist Free Syrian Army factions that have taken part in the Astana talks.

As part of the agreement, the guarantor countries also made a decision to form a joint Iranian-Russian-Turkish coordination center aimed at coordinating the activities of de-escalation control forces in the safe zones.

Russia, Iran and Turkey have co-sponsored talks with opposition fighters and the Syrian government in Astana to negotiate local cease-fires and de-escalation zones, which have contributed to a reduction of fighting in the country.

Troops from the three countries are expected to help to secure the safe zones. He also told reporters that the exact deployment locations of the de-escalation control forces was yet to be determined. The talks, in the Kazakh capital of Astana, are aimed at solidifying Syria's so-called "de-escalation zones" and will also include representatives from the Syrian government and the opposition.

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"We have welcomed the Astana talks and we've recognized the importance of the creation of de-escalation zones and we hope that mechanisms in order to make them fully effective will be able to be put in place", Guterres said.

The UN's special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura and delegates from Jordan and the US are attending as observers.

Syrian President Bashar Assad on September 14 sent a letter to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, thanking him and congratulating the Iranian nation on recent advances in Dayr al-Zawr.

The deal was struck in negotiations between the three countries in Astana, Kazakhstan, as a preparation for UN-backed peace talks in Geneva, planned for October.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors daily the death toll and the air strikes across Syria, the impact of the de-escalation zones has been significant.

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Jihadists such as the Islamic State (IS) group are not covered by the safe zones and the drop in fighting with moderate rebels has allowed Damascus and Russian Federation to increasingly focus their firepower on them.

The agreement would see a cessation of fighting on the ground as well as an end to airstrikes.

Syria has been embroiled in an nearly seven-year-long civil war that has killed at least 400,000 people according to the United Nations.

Tahrir al-Sham criticized FSA rebels who have attended the Astana meetings, which began with Moscow-led diplomatic efforts separate from United Nations -based peace talks in Geneva.

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