BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) will not withdraw from any of the areas they have captured since the start of the new year, a military source told Al-Masdar this evening.

The Syrian military will retain their positions past the 2018 Sochi Agreement lines, despite Turkey’s demands that they immediate withdraw from the deescalation zone.

While Turkey repeatedly threatened to launch an operation to push back the Syrian military to the deescalation zone, they were ultimately unable to do so, as their allied militants on the ground struggled to regain territories they lost to the government forces.

For the Syrian military, the ceasefire agreement that was established between Russia and Turkey was a major victory for them, as it forces all militant groups to withdraw from the Aleppo-Latakia Highway (M-4).

This agreement ultimately gives the Syrian government what they have wanted for the entire Idlib operation: control of the M-4 and M-5 highways.

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Sweet Robert
Sweet Robert
2020-03-05 21:18

A bad day for the Reprobate

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gustavo
2020-03-06 15:14

Withdraw from its own land would be a mayor stupidity in the history of Syria. There are still a lot of Syria lands to be recovered. War is not over and peace is far away in Syria since Syria land belong to Syria (USA-Israel-Turkey-Kurds must accept this).

Hayton
Hayton
2020-03-07 05:25

Syrian forces will NOT control the M4 Latakia-Aleppo road. That road will be jointly controlled and patrolled by the Russians and Turks, and the SAA is nowhere near it now except at the eastern end. Even if they got closer, they would not be allowed to go within 6km of it. Effectively though the agreement acknowledges a partition of Idlib province. Turks to the north of the M4 (and probably to the south as well), SAA mostly a long way south, and an almost guaranteed resumption of hostilities because HTS and the other groups will not disarm or abide by… Read more »

Danny
Danny
2020-03-07 23:15

No one gives any value to Criminal Dictator Assad..

If Assad Want to stay alive , he needs to give lots and lots More money to Russia and buy junk weaponery from them withou complain.

Russia and turkey playing well. After killing over thousands more Assadis, Russia and turkey start join petrol . Lol