Kremlin: The Syrian Arab Army in Idlib is fighting terrorism on its territory

MOSCOW, (ST)- The Syrian Arab army in Idlib is fighting terrorists on its territory and this is a sovereign right of the Syrian state, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has reaffirmed.

In a statement to reporters on Thursday, Peskov said that "the point now is not to talk about any conflict in Idleb. It is about adherence to the Sochi agreements and to the obligations taken on, by the concerned sides in accordance with these agreements. First and foremost of these obligations is understanding that the Syrian Arab Army is fighting terrorism on the territory of its country."

On Wednesday, Peskov said that the attacks being launched by terrorists in Idleb on residential areas as well as on Syrian and Russian forces despite the Turkish obligation is unacceptable and it contradicts the Sochi understandings.

Zakharova: Tension escalated in Idleb because of Turkey's non-commitment to its pledges pursuant to Sochi agreement

MOSCOW, (ST)- The Russian Foreign Ministry has stressed that the reason behind the current tension in the de-escalation zone in Idleb is Turkey's non-commitment to its pledges pursuant to the Sochi agreement signed on September 17, 2018.

The Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a briefing on Wednesday that the Turkish regime is responsible for the escalation of tension in Idleb because it hasn't so far implemented its obligations provided in the Sochi agreement and because it has transported pro-Turkish groups to the northeastern part of Syria.

She affirmed that Russia is adherent to the agreements signed within the framework of the Astana process on Syria and it is determined to continue working to implement them completely.

Syria and Russia: Some western countries are still supporting terrorist groups in Syria

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The weapons seized by the Syrian Arab army in the terrorist organizations hideouts in several liberated areas have confirmed that some western countries are still supporting terrorist groups in Syria by supplying them with weapons and military equipments, according to the Syrian and Russian Coordination Committees on the Return of Syrian Refugees.

In a joint statement on Wednesday, the two committees said that "after defeating terrorists in several areas in the countryside of Aleppo and Idleb, Syrian Arab Army units found huge quantities of weapons, ammunition and military equipments left by terrorists. Some of these weapons are made in western countries; a fact that provides a further proof that the west is still supporting terrorists in Syria."

Turkish regime's threats could be made only by a person lost touch with reality

DAMASCUS, (ST)_Syria has affirmed that the Turkish regime's threat to attack the Syrian army soldiers could be made only by a person who has lost touch with reality.

In a statement released today by a source at the Ministry of Expatriates and Foreign Affairs, Syria said that the empty remarks of the Turkish regime's head have come after the collapse of the terrorist groups he has trained and supported to attack the Syrian army.

Syrian army advances towards Bab al-Hawa border crossing

ALEPPO, (ST)_The Syrian army has continued to carry out military operations against terrorist groups in the western countryside of Aleppo.

The army units entered the town of al-Shiekh Ali, which is located to the west of Damascus-Aleppo international road.

Yesterday, the Syrian army liberated Khan al-Assal and Rashidin districts in Aleppo province after intense strikes against terrorist groups' hideouts there.