Turkey evacuated a large number of militants from the demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib province to a tent camp in the Turkish city of Nusaybin in the border area between the two countries, the Syrian newspaper Al-Watan reported, citing local sources .
“The Turkish Armed Forces have evacuated a large number of Idlib terrorists to the camp next to the state hospital in the Turkish city of Nusaybin, which borders the Syrian city of Al-Qamishli,” the paper wrote .
The issue did not indicate the names of groups to which the mentioned militants belong.
Earlier, after talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the two countries’ defense ministers signed a memorandum to stabilize Idlib’s de-escalation zone, a demilitarized zone.
However, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the difficulties in maintaining the demilitarized zone in the area continue.
This comes as over 70 civilians were hospitalized yesterday after Turkish-backed militants of terrorist groups fired chlorine bombs at the neighborhoods of al-Khalidiye and Al Zahraana in Aleppo city.
Syrian governor of Aleppo province Hussein Diyab said the on-site chlorine gas attack is confirmation that terrorists in Syria have chemical weapons for terrorists.
“The terrorist’s missiles contained poisonous gas, which proves that the terrorists have chemical weapons,” said the governor, as quoted by Al-Ekhbariya. The statement was given at the ar-Razi hospital, where the victims were hospitalized.
The city of Aleppo was liberated by Syrian government troops from terrorist groups and militants in 2016, but is still under attack by militant groups who with rockets and missiles, attack the outer suburbs of the city.
This attack once again proves that terrorists have access to chemical weapons, a prospect continuously ignored by Western leaders and globalized media. It is Turkey’s responsibility to maintain peace in this part of Syria, and it is not known how Syria will now respond to this provocation.