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Turkey doing what is required to maintain peace in Idlib - foreign minister

Turkey doing what is required to maintain peace in Idlib - foreign minister

Turkey is doing what is required to maintain peace and prevent violations in Syria's northern Idlib, the last major rebel stronghold in Syria, Turkey's foreign minister said on Monday.

Turkey sends more reinforcements to border with Syria's Idlib

Turkey sends more reinforcements to border with Syria's Idlib

Turkey loaded tanks and armoured vehicles onto trucks on Saturday and dispatched the convoy to the Turkish province of Hatay on the Syrian border, the Demiroren news agency said.

Turkey reinforces troops on border with Syria's Idlib

Turkey reinforces troops on border with Syria's Idlib

Turkey sent a convoy of commando units and armoured vehicles to the Turkish province of Hatay on the Syrian border, state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Friday.

Gunmen kill two activists in northwest Syria

Gunmen kill two activists in northwest Syria

Two activists critical of both the regime and jihadists were gunned down Friday in Syria's last major rebel bastion in the northwest of the country, their radio station and a monitor said.

US says some militants withdrawing from Syria's Idlib

US says some militants withdrawing from Syria's Idlib

Some militants have withdrawn from the demilitarisation zone in Idlib following a deal between Russia and Turkey on the northwestern Syrian region, a US official said on Wednesday.

Syria army warns Idlib residents as deadline looms

Syria army warns Idlib residents as deadline looms

Syria's army Friday warned residents of the country's last major rebel bastion to stay away from jihadists, who have yet to withdraw from a buffer zone ahead of a looming deadline.

Syrian rebels complete withdrawal of heavy weapons from Idlib frontline

Syrian rebels complete withdrawal of heavy weapons from Idlib frontline

Syrian rebels completed the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the frontline in Idlib on Monday, under the deal between Russia and Turkey to create a demilitarised zone, the state-owned Anadolu news agency said.

Syria rebels deny withdrawing arms from north under deal

Syria rebels deny withdrawing arms from north under deal

Syrian rebels denied on Sunday they had pulled any heavy arms from a major opposition bastion in the north, as the deadline to implement a demilitarisation deal there draws closer.

First rebel group begins withdrawal from demilitarised zone in Syria's Idlib

First rebel group begins withdrawal from demilitarised zone in Syria's Idlib

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday that rebel group Failaq al-Sham has started withdrawing its forces and heavy arms from a demilitarised zone in northwest Syria.

Syria minister vows Idlib will be recovered

Syria minister vows Idlib will be recovered

The Syrian state will recover Idlib through war or peaceful means, a minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday, pointing to the government's determination to defeat rebels there despite a Russian-Turkish deal that halted an expected army offensive.

Erdogan vows to impose secure zones east of Euphrates in Syria

Erdogan vows to impose secure zones east of Euphrates in Syria

Turkey will take action east of the Euphrates river in Syria and impose secure zones as it has done in the northwest of the country, President Tayyip Erdogan said in comments broadcast on Turkish media on Monday.

Syria rebels cautiously accept Idlib deal

Syria rebels cautiously accept Idlib deal

Rebels have cautiously accepted a Moscow-Ankara deal to prevent a Russia-backed regime attack on Syria's last major opposition bastion of Idlib, while a small jihadist group has rejected it.