Russia announces early withdrawal of Kurds from border in Syria

By | October 29, 2019
Russia announces early withdrawal of Kurds from border in Syria

Armed Kurdish militias have withdrawn from the security zone being established in northern Syria along the border with Turkey, ahead of schedule. This was announced by the head of the Russian Defense Ministry Sergei Shoigu, reports TOP-NEWS
According to him, “the withdrawal from the territory where the security corridor should be created is finished ahead of schedule.” The minister added that Syrian border guards and Russian military police entered the liberated areas.

Shoigu also noted at a meeting with Armenian Defense Minister David Tonoyan that the two countries are gaining considerable experience in providing humanitarian aid to Damascus and unfinished Syrian territory. He stressed that more than 100 square kilometers have already been rid of mines. It was noted that they had previously actively discussed their objections with Russia, but agreed to a peace initiative.

The Syrian military and Russian military police entered northern Syria as part of an agreement with Turkey. On October 22, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed on their introduction, as well as the termination of the Turkish military operation “Source of Peace”. The Russians should help the Kurds, who control the region, withdraw forces up to 32 kilometers from the border. At the same time, 15 posts of the Syrian border service also appeared along with it.