Hassan Nasrallah: We will Stay in Syria as long as the regime wants it
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Wednesday (September 19th) that his forces would remain inside Syria as long as the regime wanted to do so.
He added that the settlement in Idlib and the quiet fronts will affect the numbers only, but the survival of its elements there has not changed anything until further notice, he said.
The statements coincide with the return of thousands of displaced people to their homes in the province of Idlib and its surroundings less than 48 hours after the declaration of the Russian-Turkish agreement, which would spare the region a military operation of the regime forces, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Since early August, attention has been focused on the northwestern province of Idlib, with regime forces sending military reinforcements after each other in preparation for an attack on the last stronghold of the militant factions before its bombing in the first half of this month with the participation of Russian planes.
The escalation has displaced more than 30,000 people before calm returns to control the province again and open the way for Russian-Turkish negotiations.
Negotiations ended with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday agreeing to establish a demilitarized zone along the line of contact between the regime’s forces and factions with a depth of 15 to 20 kilometers.