BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu said on Monday evening that there will be no military operation inside the Idlib Governorate.

For weeks, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been building up their troops around the Idlib Governorate in preparation for a large-scale operation.

However, it appears this offensive will now be limited to the areas around the Idlib Governorate and some towns inside of it.

Following his announcement on the military operation, Shoigu then touched on the recent agreement between the Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“The memorandum on the Idlib demilitarized zone will be agreed upon with the Syrian government in the next few hours,” Shoigu added.

 

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Putin as always made a very surprised move by doing this. Noone expected this (including USA). This is actually very perfect and precise geopolitical move! Now all the terrorists must leave Idlib according to this agreement or they will be faced with death. Guess what’s going to happen? All those terrorists will run over Turkish borders and go through Balkans to either Germany or France presenting themselves as refugees terrorizing respectively their citizens. After terrorists are gone from Idlib Russian Military Police will enter Idlib and reconcile with the “regular” opposition. So, in the end all Idlib will be back… Read more »

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Too optimist…

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Mathieu S.L

I hope you are right. I am one of those that was very disappointed by this deal. Infact, if it is as bad as I think, I would say we pretty much lost the entire war today through this awful deal.

But I’ll be patient, and hope what you’re saying comes to fruition.

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Just for your information, I’ve read countless books regarding Russian history of wars. During Russian existence they’ve been involved in countless wars. They are born solders ready to fight. However, it appears they are slow (they are not fast like for example USA), they make unexpected and nonsense moves, but they always go forward slow (sometimes in zigzag) but surely wining the war. In addition, as much as you believe they are about to be defeated, they will always surprise you. So, I have full confidence Syrians are not betrayed (as you probably think). People just cannot understand fully Russian… Read more »

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Except that the trend in the EU is no more into accepting refugees, that’s why Erdolf is so much shïtting in his pants about an Idlib offensives : the roaches will be stranded into Turkey.
Putin has no surprise for USA, he’s working together with Trump, and everybody knows it.
Kurds are not a problem, in fact, what is needed by Russia, USA and the Kurds is to kick Iranians and their proxies out and convince Assad to team with the Kurds at pushing the Turks out and it’s not easy.

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You may be right and I hope you are, but Erdogan hasn’t played ball fairly from the start, and I don’t see him doing so now. He’s tried to outsmart Putin and get more than he’s agreed to, in any and all the arrangements he’s made so far, so lets see if things change this time, lets see if a leopard can really change his spots. I don’t think the Kurds will be a problem at all, on the contrary, they might be the wild card Assad needs to play to get Idlib back. They’re already killing not just the… Read more »

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if zio terrorists start their vile nonsense, elimination should continue non stop

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Not ‘zio’, unhuman MERDogan GENOCIDALS.
Putin betrayed Syrians after Kurds.

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Piotr Rokosz

Russia sell Syria for turkish money.

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Well, it is something that was within the whole possibilities and the most likely. Why ? Turkey do not want to move put of Syria land since it wants one portion of Syria territory and want to keep its terrorists alive there. Russia will not make war with NATO (Turkey) in any way, besides there are strong economical interest (S-400, Nuclear plant, TurkStream). Thanks to this desertion, Kurds will not move out of Syria landa, and Al-Tanaf will be kept by USA. In other words, partition of Syria land is already a fact. However, let us see what is the… Read more »

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Jc Plancarte

Did this move just sidelined the CIA/US DeepState, and their criminal cabal, and now will just have to shove their fake chemical attack videos up their butts???!!! Or, will the NWO still pull this tired stunt, anyways, and attack Syria fir trying to clean up the rest of Hama, Aleppo, Latakya??? Will this DMZ also protect HTS, and all its terrorist allies, or just the FSA and other “moderate rebels”???

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prince teutonic

Big win for Erdogan and huge defeat for Assad and Putin! After months of preparations for the offensive SAA can pack and leave. Syria will be left with Jihadi infested Idlibstan where terrorists can live and prosper (and grow stronger). Also it will be very hard to kick Turkey out of Syria when it “grows roots inside”…

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Lisa Karpova

Hitler is pleased with himself today, Neville gave him what he wanted.

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Syrians just got the final banana

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Sadly. And MERDogan laugh with Russian betrayers of Kurds and Syrians.

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you can not betray the kurds they are just a bunch of apartheid scum sam as the jews

Daeshbags-Sux
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No way : they’re not Palestinians : they’re the only one you can’t betray as they’re a virtual people that never existed…