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Daily Sabah: Turkish military crosses the border into Syria's Idlib to enforce de-escalation agreement

Daily Sabah: Turkish military crosses the border into Syria's Idlib to enforce de-escalation agreement

9 October 2017 | 12:38 | FOCUS News Agency
Ankara. Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) stated Monday that military units have started expeditionary activities in Syria's Idlib in line with the de-escalation zone regime agreed by Astana parties, Daily Sabah reported.
The statement released on TSK's website stated that the military elements that will take part in the monitoring force have started their expedition as of Oct. 08, 2017 to establish monitoring sites during the operation.
The statement said the goals of the de-escalation zones, which were declared on Dec. 30, 2016 and guaranteed by Turkey, Russia and Iran through the Astana process, are to increase the effectiveness of the cease-fire regime, ending armed clashes, providing humanitarian aid to those in need, establishing proper conditions for the return of the displaced and supporting the establishment of conditions for a peaceful resolution of the conflict.
It added that TSK elements will be carrying out their duties through the rules of engagement agreed by guarantor countries.
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