Syria - Another Ceasefire In Idleb - Erdogan
Loses On All Points|
By Moon Of Alabama
March 05, 2020 "Information
Clearing House" - Our last
post on Syria
wants Idleb but neither Syria nor Iran nor
Russia will let him have it. President Putin
will meet Erdogan during the coming days and
will make sure that the point is understood.
President Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and President
Vladimir Putin of Russia met today in Moscow. They
had a 160 minute long talk under 4 eyes and another
round with their relevant staff. The parties agreed
on a new ceasefire in Idleb governorate.
Idleb governorate Mar 5 2020
The so far published agreed points are:
1- Cease all military actions along the line of
contact in the Idlib de-escalation area starting
00:01 on March 6, 2020
2- A security corridor will be established 6
km deep to the north and the south from highway
M4, Specific parameters of the functioning of
the security corridor will be agreed between the
Defense Ministries of the Turkish Republic and
the Russian Federation within 7 days.
3- On March 15, 2020 joint Turkish-Russian
patrolling will begin along highway M4 from the
settlement oo Trumba (2 km to the west of
Saraqib) to the settlement of Ain-Al-Hayr.
Here are part
two of the memo.
(I believe that Ain-Al-Hayr is also
transliterated as Ain al Hawr which is
on the very western end of the M4
segment that is still under Jihadi
The aim of the current Syrian army operation is
thereby largely fulfilled. The M4 and the M5
highways will be free of Jihadis and open to
This ceasefire is unlikely to hold over a longer
period. But it brings a useful pause for the Syrian
army that will allow it to recover a bit and to take
care of its men and equipment.
This for now also ends the Turkish thread to
attack the Syrian army and to reconquer all areas it
had liberated over the last months.
Erdogan, who had made many demands, saw none of
them fulfilled. The agreement will cost him
political points within his party.
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