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A step back from the brink in Idlib,Syria

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Turkish President Erdogan and Russian President Putin at press conference yesterday in Sochi, Russia announcing "demilitarized zone" agreement in Idlib Province, Syria

Yesterday in the Russian resort of Sochi, Russian President Putin and Turkish President Erdogan agreed on a "demilitarized zone" of 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) separating the Syrian Arab Army from the alphabet soup of al Qaeda militants in Idlib Province, Syria.

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Russian and Turkish troops will patrol and enforce the zone. It is to be implemented by October 15.

Though exact details of the zone are yet to be announced its presumed to be at the perimeter of Idlib Province with other neighboring Syrian provinces.

All military equipment, guns and ammo within the zone are to be removed.

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The zone will provide a sort of humanitarian corridor for innocent Syrian people of Idlib to traverse and resettle in other areas of Syria.

What this zone does is force the al Qaeda militants to withdraw toward the center of Idlib.

Syrian President Bashar Assad has accepted the demilitarized zone agreement as does Iranian President Rouhani.

The agreement also forces the US and its NATO British and French allies to step back from its belligerent rhetoric of attacking Syrian government positions if its SAA and Russian allies initiate a full scale attack on Idlib.

However, what the agreement does is put off the day of reckoning; ridding all of Syria of this terrorist scourge, something Assad has said is necessary to liberate all the Syrian people from this menace.

Though it's a truce of sorts this demilitarized zone puts the onus on Turkey. In the past it has provided arms to the al Qaeda militants and allowed them to enter Syria from Turkey.

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Now what happens at the border of Idlib Province and Turkey? With this demilitarized zone will Turkey allow these militants to withdraw from Idlib into Turkey? Surely Erdogan doesn't want these militants to initiate terror attacks in Turkey.

But with this demilitarized zone in place and Turkey along with Russia responsible to maintain it, it's clearly forced Erdogan's hand against these jihadist mercenaries.

Other parts of the agreement have to do with freeing up the main highway from Latakia to Aleppo which runs directly through the center of Idlib. How that would be accomplished remains to be seen.

For now at least this demilitarized zone provides a step back from the brink of an expanded war in Syria.

 

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Although President Erdogan and Russian President Putin step back from the drink, Israel has tried to pull off what appears to be false flag attempt by flying in over the French frigate and in the immediate vicinity of the IL-20 aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces [VKS] that was attempting to land to launch an attack on the location area of Russian bases.

The Israeli pilots used the Russian jet as cover and set it up to be targeted. It almost worked in what appears to be carried out to have the Russians hit the French frigate. Russian initial comments were that missiles had been fired from the French frigate.

Claims have been made from both sides via the PM of Israel and the MOD of the Russian military.

Is this reminiscent of the USS Liberty that was attacked by Israeli AF false flag to bring in the US where US servicemen lost their lives after repeated attacks against the US Intel ship?

Ironically at the same time of this attack Ironically Rep. Amash made the announcement just as Monday's evening's massive Israeli strike on Syria was underway, which resulted in a downed Russian surveillance plane carrying 14 troops amidst the confusion of missiles flying over the Mediterranean as it was hit by Syrian defense attempting to stave off the attack by Israel.

Congress Members Demand Trump Seek Approval Before Military Action In Syria

While the Pentagon formally denied any US role in the strikes, it was an extremely dangerous situation with yet again the potential for serious escalation between Russia and the US and its allies.

The letter was signed by a handful of Republicans including Thomas Massie, Mark Sanford, and Walter Jones, as well as 42 Democrats. It begins as follows:

We write to strongly urge you to consult with and obtain authorization from Congress before ordering any additional U.S. military action in Syria. We are deeply concerned by recent reports indicating that your administration is preparing again to strike Syria in the event of another chemical weapons attack.

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