Russia says ceasefire established in Syria’s Idlib: Report

People gather in Idlib countryside after a regime airstrike on December 21, 2019. (File photo: AP)

A ceasefire has been established in the northwestern Syrian region of Idlib, TASS news agency reported citing a Russian defense ministry official on Thursday.

“According to the agreements with the Turkish side, the ceasefire regime was introduced in the Idlib de-escalation zone starting from 14.00 Moscow time (1100 GMT) on January 9 2020,” Russian major-general Yury Borenkov is quoted as saying.

Turkey had asked Russia to establish a ceasefire in the region and it sent its delegation to Moscow last month to discuss the issue.

On Wednesday, four Turkish soldiers were killed in a car bombing in northeastern Syria, Turkey’s defense ministry said.

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