BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – The Russian Federation has accused the armed groups inside the Idlib buffer zone of violating the Sochi Agreement, the Interfax News Agency reported.
Citing the Russian Reconciliation Center, the Interfax Agency reported that the armed groups were repeatedly violating the Sochi Agreement, adding that they were still active inside this designated buffer zone.
This accusation comes just days after the Russian Ministry of Defense said that the armed groups in Idlib had failed to withdraw from the buffer zone.
Turkey maintains that the buffer zone agreement is still in place, despite the fact the militants in Idlib have refused to withdraw from the demilitarized areas.
All militants were supposed to withdraw from the demilitarized areas by October 15th; however, the armed groups remained inside the buffer zone, prompting the Syrian Arab Army to maintain their forces at the front-lines.