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Russia and Turkey to create buffer zone in Idlib

The demilitarised zone will separate government forces and rebel fighters. It would be patrolled by soldiers from both Russia and Turkey. Joshua Landis, the head of the Center For Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma says the agreement is important.

(Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Recep Erdogan during their meeting prior to the Trilateral Summit Iran-Russia-Turkey on September 7, 2018 in Tehran, Iran. Credit: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images)

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