Turkish Armed Forces elements that are to serve in the Idlib de-escalation
zone have started their activities by establishing observation posts from Oct.
Homs, SANA -- A civilian was killed and two others were injured on Friday in al-Rastan area to the north of Homs city, in a new violation of the de-escalation
MOSCOW, May 5 (KUNA) -- Russia has halted air strikes on the de-escalation
zones in Syria as of May 1, Chief of the Russian General Staffs main operations department Lieutenant General Sergei Rudskoy said.
zones "have de-facto created the necessary conditions for the end of the fratricidal war in Syria and the final defeat of terrorists as well as for the Syrian people's return to normal life," Putin said at the news conference in the capital of Turkey, Ankara, RT reported.
Moscow, SANA -- The Russian President's special representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov discussed with Syrian Ambassador in Moscow Riyad Haddad the process of establishing de-escalation
zones in Syria and preparations for the Astana talks.
MOSCOW, May 5 (KUNA) -- Russia's delegation and the president's special envoy for Syrian settlement, Alexander Lavrentyev said on Friday that the planned de-escalation
zones in Syria will be closed to the US-led coalition's aviation.
Last week, the three Syrian ceasefire guarantor states - Russia, Turkey and Iran - have made a breakthrough in reducing violence in Syria by reaching an agreement on all four de-escalation
zones, including the one in the Idlib province.
Daraa, SANA -- Eleven persons, among them two women and a kid, were injured after armed groups fired rocket shells at Daraa city in a new breach of the Russian memorandum on de-escalation
As for the flights over de-escalation
zones - combat aviation will not be operating there on condition that no military activity is registered in such zones," Putin told a joint news conference with visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Speaking to journalists following talks with Russia's top diplomat on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Friday, Muallem accused the US military of enlisting the help of terrorists to wreak agreements on de-escalation
zones secured within the Astana reconciliation process.
Moscow, SANA -- The parties observing the cessation of hostilities regime described the situation in the de-escalation
zones in Syria as "stable".
Diplomacy and de-escalation
are important to resolve this situation," Stoltenberg said.