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Buffer zone brings fragile calm to Syria's rebel-held Idlib

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Turkey and Russia appear to have succeeded in creating a demilitarized zone along the front lines of Syria's flashpoint Idlib region, but a breakdown of the truce could cause massive displacement and bloodshed
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Russia, Turkey Idlib deal kicks in amid fears of collapse

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BEIRUT - A month after Russia, Turkey and Iran came together in a last-ditch effort to avert a potentially catastrophic Syrian government offensive in Idlib, they appear to have succeeded in creating a buffer zone around the northern rebel-held province, defusing tensions in a major flashpoint region.
The deal has for now averted a government offensive on the last major opposition stronghold in Syria, where tens of thousands of militants, including foreign jihadis, live alongside 3 million civilians and opposition fighters. But if the truce falls apart, the fighting could cause massive...
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