Russia, Turkey and Iran sign deal to set up de-escalation zones in Syria

According to reports, the three countries will divide the province of Idlib into three, with each controlling one section of it.
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Russia, Turkey and Iran have signed a deal to create de-escalation zones in several locations in Syria, including Idlib. The agreement was signed for a term of six months, which may be extended if it proves successful.

The three countries reached the agreement following talks in Kazakhstan. They each will send supervisors to the agreed-upon areas in order to enforce the de-escalation.

According to unconfirmed reports, the province of Idlib will be divided in three, with the Turkish military and Free Syrian Army fighters controlling the northwest part, Iran in the southwest and Russia in the center.



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