Zakharova: Moscow verifies reports on terrorists’ complete heavy weapons withdrawal from Idleb

Moscow, SANA – Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Wednesday that Moscow is double-checking reports on the complete withdrawal of heavy weaponry by terrorist groups in Idleb.

“Yesterday, Turkish media reported that the pullout of heavy weapons took place, we are now verifying this information through our experts,” Zakharova said at a press conference, adding that to date, “over 1,000 militants have left the demilitarized zone, and about 100 pieces of equipment have been withdrawn.”

She stressed that according to recently signed Sochi agreement on Idleb, the weaponry to be withdrawn includes tanks, and multiple missile launcher systems, artillery systems and mortars, and all terrorist groups should evacuate the area by the 15th of October.

Meanwhile, Zakharova said that the illegitimate acts of US forces in Syria, particularly in the East of Euphrates, stir mounting concern to Moscow and lead to negative results.




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