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WorldRussia and Turkey broker ceasefire in Syria's Idlib -Russian news agencies

03:15  13 june  2019
03:15  13 june  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Turkey Presses Russia to Restrain Assad's Attacks on Idlib Turkey wants Russia to help stop Syrian government attacks on Idlib, a senior security official said, days after President Bashar al-Assad’s forces shelled Turkish troops monitoring a truce in the northwestern Syrian region. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); While Russia and Turkey agreed on a truce in Idlib last year, the spillover from Assad’s attacks on the final rebel stronghold in Syria’s civil war is creating strain just as Turkey weighs deploying a Russian missile-defense system. The U.

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and his Russian counterpart discussed ways to reduce tension in Syria ' s Idlib province, the Turkish Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called the attacks by Syrian forces a flagrant violation of a September ceasefire that had averted a government offensive.

Russia and Turkey agreed on Monday that they needed to take decisive measures to stabilize the situation in Syria ' s Idlib province after talks between the two country's defense ministers, Russia 's RIA news Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar meets with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu in

Russia and Turkey broker ceasefire in Syria's Idlib -Russian news agencies© 2019 Anadolu Agency IDLIB, SYRIA - JUNE 10 : Wreckage of buildings are seen following air attacks of Bashar al-Assad regime and its supporters on Idlib de-escalation zone's Maar Shurin district, Syria on June 10, 2019. (Photo by Izeddin Idlilbi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) MOSCOW, June 12 (Reuters) - Russia and Turkey have brokered a complete ceasefire in Syria's Idlib province between Syrian government forces and rebels, Russian news agencies cited the Russian military as saying on Wednesday.

The Russian military said the ceasefire applied to the so-called Idlib de-escalation zone and had led to a significant reduction in violence on Wednesday, Russian news agencies reported.

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Turkey ’s Tayyip Erdogan, Russia ’s Vladimir Putin and Iran’s Hassan Rouhani, meeting in Tehran for a summit of key foreign players in Syria ’ s war, agreed Rouhani said Syria must regain control over all its territory. Idlib is the insurgents’ only remaining major stronghold and a government offensive could

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin late on Thursday that he wanted a ceasefire in Idlib to prevent more civilian deaths and a refugee influx to Turkey . The fate of the province has strained relations between Russia and Turkey , which is keen to retain a degree

They did not say how long the ceasefire would last. Idlib is the last significant rebel stronghold.

Intensive shelling continued to target towns and cities in southern Idlib countryside and northern Hama countryside after midnight, when the ceasefire was supposed to take effect, civil defense told Reuters.

Aerial strikes on Monday killed at least 25 people, mostly civilians, in northwestern Syria in the sixth week of a Russian-led military offensive that has so far killed hundreds of civilians, according to residents and civil rescuers.

The violence in Idlib province and a strip of nearby Hama has marked the biggest military escalation between President Bashar al-Assad and his insurgent enemies since last summer.

Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes, many of them sheltering at the Turkish border from air strikes that have killed scores of people.

Turkey had complained to Moscow, which backs the Syrian government, while Russia had said the onus was on Ankara to rein in the rebels.

(Reporting by Andrey Kuzmin; Additional reporting by Khalil al-Ashawi in Azaz, Syria; editing by Andrew Osborn and Grant McCool)

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