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What are the 'de-escalation zones' agreed for Syria?

What are the 'de-escalation zones' agreed for Syria?After six years of conflict in Syria, government backers Russia and Iran and rebel supporter Turkey have signed a deal to create four “de-escalation zones” in the country. The zones are four areas located across eight of Syria’s 14 provinces. The first includes Idlib in the northwest, which is controlled by a coalition of Islamists and jihadists including a former Al-Qaeda affiliate, along with neighbouring Latakia, Hama and Aleppo, each of which have rebel-held areas.



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Russia, Iran, Turkey sign on 'de-escalation zones' in Syria

Russia, Iran, Turkey sign on 'de-escalation zones' in SyriaBEIRUT (AP) — Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed to establish "de-escalation zones" in Syria, signing on to a Russian plan under which President Bashar Assad's air force would halt flights over designated areas across the war-torn country.



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