International20: 59 07.10.2018 (updated 21:00 07.10.2018) Short URLQualifying the battle for Idlib of key moment for Syria Bashar al-Assad said that the success of the government army in this province will sign "the failure" of projects matured by Western countries. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad explained the political rush around the province of Idlib by the fear of the West to see his plans ruined.
"The Western hysteria that precedes the Battle of Idlib is explained by the fact that it is something fatal for them because the victory of the Syrians in this conflict will defeat their projects," he said, quoted by the Syrian agency Sana.
Referring to the Russian-Turkish agreement on Idlib, al-Assad said the Syrian state's position was "clear" and that this governorate, like other Syrian territories under the control of terrorists, would return to the fold of the Syrian state. He also said the agreement was an interim measure that allowed the Syrian state to avoid bloodshed.
The Russian and Turkish Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, had previously agreed in Sochi to set up a demilitarized zone 15 to 20 km wide along the line of contact between the government forces and the military groups. armed opposition in the Idlib governorate by 15 October. The defense ministers of both countries signed a memorandum on the stabilization of the situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Tehran found that Russia's and Turkey's agreement on Syria helped prevent the war in Idlib.