Kremlin, after summit, says no offensive planned in Syria’s Idlib

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko attend an informal meeting in the Black sea resort of Sochi, Russia, February 14, 2019. Sputnik/Mikhael Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

SOCHI/MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia, Turkey and Iran had agreed to take unspecified extra steps to clear Syria’s Idlib region of what he called “a hotbed of terrorists,” but the Kremlin said there would be no military operation there. Putin, one of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s closest allies, was […]

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