Turkish army moves to fourth observation point in Syria’s Idlib de-escalation zone
IDLIB – Anadolu Agency
The convoy entered Idlib from Turkey in the morning and arrived safely in western Aleppo countryside, which is inside the de-escalation zone.
Turkey aims to establish a fourth observation point in the area using its forces deployed there.
During peace talks in Kazakh capital Astana, the three guarantor countries, Turkey, Iran and Russia, had agreed to establish de-escalation zones in Idlib which is located in northwestern Syria on the Turkish border and in parts of Aleppo, Latakia and Hama provinces.
On Oct. 12, 2017, the Turkish military began entering the region to establish observation points to monitor the cease-fire in the Idlib de-escalation zone.
According to the Astana agreement, Turkey is projected to gradually establish 12 observation points, from Idlib’s north to south.