BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – Footage filmed on Monday morning shows what is meant to be a demilitarised zone between the militant controlled city of Morek and the Syrian government controlled city of Soran in the Hama countryside, facing Idlib.
Russia and Turkey reached a deal in September 17th to create a demilitarised zone in the area in an attempt to prevent a Syrian government offensive on Idlib, the last major militant-held area in the country.
Under the deal, heavy weapons were to be removed by October 10, while fighters were to leave by Monday morning.
According to Turkey’s defence ministry on October 10, heavy weapons were removed in accordance with the first part of the deal.
Ruptly requested a comment from the Turkish Defence Ministry on whether the militants’ withdrawal from the area was complete, but is yet to receive a response.
Video credit: Ruptly