October 10, 2018 / 1:27 PM / 9 days ago

Over 1,000 militants have left demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib: Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Over 1,000 militants have left a demilitarized zone in Syria’s rebel-held region of Idlib, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters on Wednesday.

Russia and Turkey agreed to enforce a new demilitarized zone in Idlib from which “radical” rebels were required to withdraw by Oct. 15.

Reporting by Maxim Rodionov; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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