The militants controlling the Syrian city of Maarat al-Numan in the Idlib province have refused to give it up peacefully during negotiations with the Syrian government, Omar Rahmon, a member of the National Reconciliation Committee, said on Wednesday.

“The terrorist groups that are active in Maarat al-Numan have refused to initiate any reconciliation [process], despite the civilians’ strong desire to rejoin the government”, Rahmon said in an interview with the newspaper.

According to him, the militants hope for Turkish support and to take advantage of the worsened weather conditions.

“In light of the virtual impossibility of a truce, the fighting will continue until Maarat al-Numan will be brought back under Damascus’ control”, Rahmon stated.

On Monday, Rahmon told the Syrian al-Watan newspaper that the Syrian authorities were negotiating the city’s surrender, but the chances of that were slim. He accused the militants that run the city of acting on the orders of Turkey.

 

Sources: Sputnik, Al-Watan

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Long Live Syria
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The Civilians in Idlib are not aligned with Syrian Government lets be honest about that. They wanted Turki Forces to come in and be under the Turki supported Militants control. They never were aligned with Syria. The citizens are all anti Assad & Anti Syrian Govt & Syrian Army. It is just that these civilians in Idlib have now just realized that the Islamic Jihadis on whom they were banking are now collapsing and losing badly & are retreating so hence the civilians are switching sides otherwise don’t trust these guys. Syrian Army should not stop the attack & go… Read more »

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Kill em all once for all!!

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fully agree

Emile
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All terrorist will magically transform into pro-turkish militants supervised by chief-terrorist Erdogan. Putin should squeeze Erdogan’b***s. Sadly, money counts a lot for Putin !

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Totalmente de acuerdo con tu opinión.

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Economy matters for any country, don’t be blind

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Wrong- the Russian Air-Force are bombing the Jihadis in Idlib!