BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the United Nations on Wednesday, the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergey Vershanin, said that the fight against the militants in Idlib will continue, despite the demilitarized zone agreement that was established in Sochi on Monday, September 17th.
“The fight against terrorists in Idlib must continue in cooperation with Turkey and Iran,” Vershanin told the reporters.
“The level of tensions in the Idlib province has decreased significantly,” Vershanin said in response to a question regarding the implementation of the demilitarized zone agreement.
Vershanin would add that the demilitarized zone agreement in Idlib is bringing in real results.
On Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters that the first radical rebels withdrew from the demilitarized zone agreement in Idlib.
The Turkish President did not specify which group left the demilitarized zone nor did he provide an details into where this buffer zone is located.