Idlib truce: 'We do not trust Russia – but it is better than bombing'

Russia 0 Comment 1

Surprise initiative welcome respite for Syrian opposition and people of the province

Relieved locals and rebel groups in Idlib have been trying to unpick details of an eleventh-hour truce that excludes much of the northern Syrian province from a Russian-led attack for at least one month and sets up a buffer zone intended to shield 3 million civilians.

The surprise initiative, brokered by Turkey and Russia on Monday, assuages fears of an immediate widespread humanitarian catastrophe and sets the scene for a swathe of northern Syria to remain out of central government control indefinitely.

Related: Syria conflict: why does Idlib matter and what could happen?

Related: The Guardian view on Idlib: nowhere left to go | Editorial

Continue reading…
Source: russia
Link : Idlib truce: ‘We do not trust Russia – but it is better than bombing’

Author

Leave a comment

Search

Back to Top