The Turkish Army will be deployed tonight to the Syrian province of Idlib (controlled by various anti-government militant factions) in roder to enforce the de-escalation zones agreed during the peace talks in Astana, the Rudaw media outlet reported citing an opposition source.
BREAKING: Opposition source tells Rudaw reporter that Turkish army will be deployed tonight to Syria’s Idlib to enforce de-escalation zones pic.twitter.com/NoefSW1RUK
— Rudaw English (@RudawEnglish) May 6, 2017
The report followed speculations on the same issue appeared in social media.
The de-escalation zones agreement came into force on May 5, According to it, military activities and aircraft flights in the safe zones (the province of Idlib is one of the zones) were banned starting from May 6.
Rudaw is a Kurdish media group based in Erbil, Iraq. It’s known for supporting President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani. At the same time, Barzani has strong ties with the Turkish leadership, including President Recep Erdoğan. Thus, in many cases, Rudaw provides a pro-Turkish look at the events in Syria and Iraq.