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Turkey: Lavrov, Turkish FM Cavusoglu comment on operations in Idlib03:59

Turkey: Lavrov, Turkish FM Cavusoglu comment on operations in Idlib

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August 14, 2018 at 13:35 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on the situation in the Syrian province of Idlib, while speaking at a press conference alongside his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara on Tuesday.

Lavrov said that the Idlib de-escalation zone, just like other such zones in Syria, was based on the precondition that the cease fire would not apply to terrorist groups, such as Jabhat Al-Nusra.

Lavrov added that those groups which do not want to be associated with terrorist groups would need to separate themselves physically, or risk being destroyed along with them.

Cavusoglu echoed Lavrov’s remarks, saying: "We need to identify these terrorists with Russia with our intelligence, with military power, and neutralise them."

Turkey: Lavrov, Turkish FM Cavusoglu comment on operations in Idlib03:59
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on the situation in the Syrian province of Idlib, while speaking at a press conference alongside his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara on Tuesday.

Lavrov said that the Idlib de-escalation zone, just like other such zones in Syria, was based on the precondition that the cease fire would not apply to terrorist groups, such as Jabhat Al-Nusra.

Lavrov added that those groups which do not want to be associated with terrorist groups would need to separate themselves physically, or risk being destroyed along with them.

Cavusoglu echoed Lavrov’s remarks, saying: "We need to identify these terrorists with Russia with our intelligence, with military power, and neutralise them."

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