Published on Mar 5, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have announced a ceasefire in Idlib to begin at midnight on Thursday, after a meeting in Moscow that lasted six hours.

Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in Syria, has witnessed increased violence and bloodshed since last December, the start of a fresh Russia-backed Syrian offensive to regain control over the region, resulting in Turkey sending thousands of troops into the province to repel the Syrian army.

“At 00.01 tonight, as in, from midnight, the ceasefire will be put in place,” Erdogan told reporters in Moscow.

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