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Lavrov Says Greater Idlib Agreement Was Not Fulfilled By Turkey As More Airstrikes Hit The Region (Videos, Photos)

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Lavrov Says Greater Idlib Agreement Was Not Fulfilled By Turkey As More Airstrikes Hit The Region (Videos, Photos)

A Russian Su-24 strike aircraft in the sky over the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Photo: Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti

On September 9, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on militants’ positions in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib.

In the morning, Russian warplanes targeted the outskirts of the town of al-Bara in the southern countryside of Idlib. A Turkish military post is located near the town where al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation maintain a strong presence.

Later in the afternoon, Russian warplanes targeted al-Khodur hills in the northern countryside of Lattakia. The area is an infamous stronghold of HTS and other al-Qaeda-linked groups.

Russian warplanes have been bombing militants’ positions in Greater Idlib since August 19. Most of the recent airstrikes targeted posts, fortifications, headquarters and ammunition depots of HTS and its allies, who violated the ceasefire in the region on a daily basis.

Turkey, a guarantor of the ceasefire in Greater Idlib, has been doing nothing whatsoever to stop these repeated violations.

At a press conference on September 9, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Turkey is yet to separate Syrian opposition members from terrorists in Greater Idlib.

“As for Idlib, the only way to resolve the situation based on Resolution 2254 is for our Turkish colleagues to complete the implementation of the agreements that were reached by Presidents Putin and Erdogan over two years ago, which suggest that normal, sane opposition should be separated from terrorists, namely the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham group (one of the names of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization outlawed in Russia),” the minister said. “The process was launched but is far from being completed, there is a lot to be done,” Lavrov added.

The Turkish military maintains more than 60 posts across Greater Idlib. Weapons supplied by Turkey, some made in the US, were spotted with several armed groups in the region including HTS.

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Cromwell

So whats going to be done about it? maybe send an angry email to the Turks,what needs to happen is a massive attack on Idlib.

John Wooh

Russia is to polite to this scum, RT is becoming Sputnik V advertising-channel!!! Putin spent a lot of time in the 90s at (W-E-F in Djavos), it seems more and more that he is kontrolled oppposition.

Oiligarchs and fforeigners are still stealing from the ordinary Russkis and Russias economy should be at least 3times bigger than now.

Dont get me wrong i love Russia and Russian people but…

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Cromwell

Not sure about that,but i never understood Russia dealing with the Turks when they are one of the main backers of the terror on Syria,and i still don’t get it.

Fog of War

There’s nothing to get. Its all theater .

Zman

‘Turkey is yet to separate Syrian opposition members from terrorists’…is this supposed to be a joke? Turkey is a s much a terrorist state as their western partners.

L du Plessis

Yep, the tree is known by its fruit…

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