Syrian rebel official says Idlib deal ‘ends Assad’s dream of total control’

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A senior Syrian rebel official said on Tuesday a deal between Russia and Turkey to create a buffer zone in Idlib had ended Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's hopes of regaining full control of his country.

"The Idlib deal preserves lives of civilians and their direct targeting by the regime. It buries Assad's dreams of imposing his full control over Syria," Mustafa Sejari, a prominent Free Syria Army (FSA) official told Reuters.

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