DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:30 P.M.) – A new batch of Syrian rebel fighters concluded an intense training camp in Idlib as the jihadi-held province readies to implement the Russia-Turkey agreement.
The newly-graduated fighters belong to the National Front for Liberation; a rebel coalition formed last May by 11 FSA-linked armed groups in the northwestern province of Idlib.
The Front is backed by Turkey whose military advisors have personally supervised the training course.
Russia and Turkey agreed to establish a 15-20 km deep demilitarization zone along the frontlines between Syrian Army and insurgent group in Latakia, Idlib and Hama.
Turkey’s Erdogan stated today that jihadi groups began withdrawing from the demilitarization zone as per the agreement.