Russia and Turkey agree on measures to “normalize” the situation in the terrorist-infested northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, where the Damascus government’s Moscow-backed operations against terrorists have reportedly complicated the unlawful Turkish involvement there.
Russian and Turkish Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced the decision following a meeting in Moscow on Tuesday.
“Together with Turkey’s president, we have outlined additional joint steps to neutralize the terrorists’ nests in Idlib and normalize the situation there and in the whole of Syria as a result,” Putin told a joint briefing with Erdogan.
Idlib holds the largest remaining concentrations militants — mainly al-Qaeda-linked Takfiri terrorists who have fled the Syrian army’s decisive battleground performance. Ankara backs certain militant groups holed up in Idlib.
Syria’s Russian-sponsored push has beleaguered the terrorists of the so-called Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Takfiri outfits, who are in control of Idlib. Tahrir al-Sham used to operate under the banner of al-Nusra Front or al-Qaeda’s offshoot in the Arab country.