Opposition heavy weapons removed from Idlib’s DMZ
if($('.nav-wrapper').width()<728){ google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8530768961177157"; google_ad_slot = "8024336238"; google_ad_width = 300; google_ad_height = 250; } else { google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8530768961177157"; google_ad_slot = "1705860969"; google_ad_width = 728; google_ad_height = 90; }

Opposition heavy weapons removed from Idlib’s DMZ

Orient Net
Date: 2018-10-08 12:32
The Syrian opposition on Monday (Oct. 8) completed the withdrawal of all their heavy weapons from Idlib front lines in northwestern Syria, AA reported. 


According to an Anadolu Agency correspondent in the scene, the forces removed heavy weapons from Idlib de-escalation zone’s front lines with the Assad regime and allied militias. 


Earlier on Monday, an opposition source told Anadolu Agency that the opposition had worked during the past days and throughout Sunday night to withdraw heavy weapons, including Grad rocket launchers, mortars and medium-range missiles. 


Meanwhile, Turkish forces sent various weapons and armored vehicles to the demilitarized zone to prepare for patrols with Russian forces according to the Sochi agreement between the two countries. 


Following a meeting in Sochi last month between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the two countries agreed to establish a demilitarized zone in Idlib, Syria’s last opposition stronghold. 


Under the deal, opposition groups in Idlib will remain in areas in which they are already present, while Russia and Turkey will conduct joint patrols in the area with a view to preventing renewed fighting.


The spokesperson of NFL said on Saturday that the withdrawal of the heavy weapons came in coordination with the Turkish side, adding that the Turkish observation points were reinforced with weapons and military equipment to take the role against any violation could be made by the Assad regime.

Naji Mostafa said that the headquarters of and positions of his group will not move, adding that the group members will never lay down their medium and light weapons.

The National Front for Liberation is allied Free Syrian Army powerful groups in Idlib and Hama northern countryside.

Related

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-8530768961177157"; google_ad_slot = "4041467030"; google_ad_width = Math.floor($('.col.m12').first().innerWidth()/10)*10-30; google_ad_height = 90;
Family of nine killed as Russian warplane targets minibus in Aleppo countryside .Five children among 16 civilians killed by Assad, Russian bombardment in Idlib, Aleppo .Assad barrel bombs kill 8 civilians, injure others in Idlib’ Sarmin .Cavusoglu: Turkey won’t tolerate Assad regime’s attacks against it .Akar: Turkey has neutralized 76 Assad militiamen .Turkey retaliates as Assad regime kills 7 Turkish soldiers, wounds 9 in Idlib’s Saraqib .Russian warplanes target Aleppo’s al-Bab for first time since 2017 .The warplanes target the city’s Sheikh al-Doshel mosque .Assad artillery shells injure 16 civilians in al-Bab city .Russian warplanes kill civilian, injure another in Tel al-Nabareez village in Aleppo countryside .Six White Helmets volunteers injured as Russian warplanes bomb Idlib’s Saraqib .Syrian doctor dies of wounds sustained by Russian airstrikes on Ariha’s al-Shami Hospital .Assad bombing campaign on Idlib continues, Ariha’s al-Shami Hospital destroyed, 13 killed, 68 wounded .Assad militias shell Idlib and Aleppo countryside despite claimed ceasefire .Opposition fighters kill, injure dozens of Assad militiamen in Aleppo countryside .Opposition fighters destroy, capture Assad tanks in Aleppo countryside .Soleimani’s guard killed in Syria’s Aleppo .“From Idlib to Berlin” Syrian demonstrators march towards Turkish border .Idlib demonstrators call international community to stop Russia’s slaughtering of civilians in Syria .Orient TV suspends broadcasting and sends protest message .UN: 520,000 Syrians have been displaced from their homes in two months .UNICEF calls to protect Syrian children as 6,500 children are forced to flee every day .UN chief calls for end to escalating conflict in NW Syria .Germany condemns Assad regime’s Idlib airstrikes .UN envoy for Syria calls situation in Idlib ’disaster’ .US forces block another Russian convoy in northeast Syria .Russian police detain demonstrators in St. Petersburg .China faces more border curbs as virus death toll rises to 259 .Coronavirus kills Chinese man in Philippines