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Russia: Moves for demilitarization of Syria’s Idlib underway

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Russia said on Friday that preparations for demilitarization of Idlib region in Syria are underway.

Russia’s deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov said that preparations for demilitarization of idlib are underway.

He also added that Russia and Israel are “in constant contact” regarding the downing of a Russian plane in Syria this month, according to Russian news agencies.

Fifteen Russian crew were killed when an IL-20 surveillance plane crashed near Latakia in northern Syria on September 17, Russia has said Syria shot the plane down shortly after Israeli jets hit a target in the area and blamed Israel for the accident.