Militant groups completed their withdrawal of heavy weapons from Syria’s Idlib demilitarization zone on October 8, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency reported citing a correspondent on the scene.
According to another source refered by the news agency, “the opposition had worked during the past days and throughout Sunday night to withdraw heavy weapons, including Grad rocket launchers, mortars and medium-range missiles.”
At the same time, the Tuurkish Armed Forces deployed additional troops and military equipment to the demilitarized zone, according to both pro-militant and pro-Turkish sources.
A representative of the Turkish-backed coalition of miltiant groups known as the National Front for Liberation (NFL) also told media that NFL members will not withdraw from their positions. NFL members also keep light weapons, machine guns and some vehicles equipped with guns.
Militants are withdrawing their weapons from the demilitarized zone: