Moscow looking into Turkish media reports of heavy weapons' withdrawal from Idlib
KOKTEBEL. Oct 10 (Interfax) - Over 1,000 militants and about 100 units of heavy weaponry have been withdrawn from the demilitarized zone in Idlib, according to Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova.
"Over 1,000 militants and about 100 units of military hardware have left the demilitarized zone so far, and yesterday, on October 9, the Turkish media reported that the withdrawal of heavy weaponry had taken place. Our experts are rechecking this information," Zakharova said at a press briefing in Koktebel on Wednesday.
Under Russian-Turkish agreements on Idlib, "all the tanks, multiple rocket launchers, artillery systems, and mortars of the opposing sides should have been withdrawn from the demilitarized zone by now, and all of the radical terrorist groups should have left it by October 15," she said.