Turkey Says Heavy Arms Pullout Completed in Syria's Idlib


Turkey on Wednesday said a planned buffer zone in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib has been cleared of heavy weapons as part of a deal reached between Moscow and Ankara.

"The pullout of heavy weapons from the de-militarized zone was completed on October 10," the Turkish defense ministry said in a statement. Turkish state media reported earlier this week that Syrian rebels concluded their withdrawal of heavy armaments from the zone.