Selava Omar – Xeber24.net
The Russian-Turkish agreement on Idlib appears to be facing difficulties, after having reduced its first joint patrol on Sunday, Moscow, on Monday, accused the armed factions of northwestern Syria of not respecting the agreement. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the militants in Idlib do not abide by the agreement.
It also considered that these factions have rearmed, and launched counter attacks on the Syrian regime forces.
On Sunday, Russia and Turkey were forced to shorten their first joint patrol in Idlib, after elements of armed factions in the region cut a major way to disrupt the patrol track.
The conduct of the patrol on the M4 highway in Idlib province was a result of the ceasefire agreement that was concluded on the fifth of March between Moscow and Ankara, which support the conflicting parties in the war that has been going on in Syria for nine years.
Under the agreement, which largely halted the attacks after an escalation of violence caused the displacement of nearly a million people, Turkish and Russian forces will establish a security corridor on both sides of the M4 motorway, and conduct joint patrols along the road.