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ShareOctober 22, 2019Turkey will go ahead with Operation Peace Source in northeastern Syria if Washington will not maintain its commitments to Ankara with respect to the withdrawal of Kurdish militants, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Ankara's Esenboga airport before leaving for Sochi, where he meets Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss the latest developments in Syria.
The deadline for the truce is set for 10 pm today (9 pm in Italy)
There are 700-800 Kurdish Ypg "terrorists" who have left the Turkish security zone in northern Syria since the beginning of the truce. Others "1,200-1,300 are rapidly leaving the area. We are following their steps carefully, they must all leave or we will resume the operation in an even more determined manner," said Erdogan.
"The terrorists who will be met" by the Turkish army in the north-east of Syria "after 10pm today (9pm in Italy), when the truce agreed by Ankara and Washington expires," will be neutralized ". IS'
the warning launched with a note from the Turkish Ministry of Defense, after Erdogan confirmed that there will be no extension of the ceasefire. So far, "136 vehicles have left the region", adds the Defense.
Assad in Idlib on the front line: "Erdogan is a thief"
The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, visited the troops fighting against the jihadists in the northwestern province of Idlib, Damascus said, stating that "President Assad met with members of the Syrian army on the front line in the city of Hbeit ". "Erdogan is a thief, he has stolen factories, grain and oil and today he steals the land," said the Syrian president, according to the Damascus twitter account.
Idlib province has been affected by a ceasefire since the end of August, but there are still clashes on the ground. This front separates rebels and jihadists from areas controlled by the Syrian army, supported by Moscow. This is the first visit of the Syrian president since the beginning of the war in 2011 in this region that still largely escapes the power of Damascus and is the subject of a truce announced by Russia at the end of August.
الرئيس # الأسد مع رجال الجيش العربي السوري ببلدة # الهبيط على الخطوط الأمامية في ريف # إدلب: # أردوغان لص .. سرق المعامل والقمح والنفط .. وهو اليوم يسرق الأرض pic.twitter.com/RylvQRYhiJ- Syrian Presidency (@Presidency_Sy) October 22, 2019