المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Jihadi groups and organizations still refuse to withdraw from the “demilitarized” area agreed upon between “Putin – Rouhani – Erdogan”

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from several reliable sources that Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, the jihadi organization of Hurras al-Dien, and other jihadi organizations and groups continue to refuse to withdraw from the “demilitarized” area, the International highway of Damascus – Aleppo, and the International highway of Aleppo – Latakia, in accordance with the agreement that emerged from the trilateral summit of the heads of Russia, Iran, and Turkey, which puts Turkey in a new embarrassing position in front of its Russian ally, due to its control of the decision in areas of control of Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and the factions within “Putin – Erdogan” area, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 20th of September 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham bringing military reinforcements; towards its positions in Kabani area in Jabal al-Akrad in the northern countryside of Latakia over the past 48 hours, where the reinforcements consists of tanks, armored vehicles, and soldiers in addition to fortifying their positions there, and the reinforcement comes at a time when information leaked about an agreement between the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Russian President Vladimir Putin, about forcing the jihadi factions to withdraw from the demilitarized area, and running Russian – Turkish patrols, the leaks came after the meeting between both parties few days ago in the Turkish capital Ankara.

The Syrian Observatory published on the 16th of September 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the calm still prevails the whole area of “Putin-Erdogan” even that the ground shelling has stopped, amid continued cessation of airstrikes since the evening of Friday, the 13th of September, and this calm comes in conjunction with the start of trilateral summit represented by the meeting of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani; in the Turkish capital Ankara to discuss the developments of the Syrian issue, 7 months after the last trilateral summit of the three forces controlling the Syrian decision, as the Russians and the Iranians control the Syrian regime, Turkey controls the factions and Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham in Idlib and the surrounding countryside in addition to areas of “Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch” in Aleppo countryside, and the period between the previous and present trilateral summit witnessed casualties within the so-called “Putin – Erdogan” area, which extends from the northeastern mountains of Latakia to the northwestern suburbs of Aleppo city and passes through the countryside of Hama and Idlib.

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