Syrian civil war

Russian Air Force launched an air strike, Moscow immediately called Ankara

According to "Russia Today", the Turkish-funded militants have been targeting Syrian army positions.
The Russian ministry adds that Turkish forces ceased the attack after Moscow made contact with Ankara.
Turkey should suspend support for "terrorist groups" in Syria's Idlib province, Russia's Defense Ministry said.

170,000 people living in the open in northwestern Syria: UN

An estimated 170,000 of the 900,000 civilians forced from their homes in a massive wave of displacement in northwestern Syria are living out in the open, the U.N. said on Feb. 20.    

The largest displacement since the civil war in Syria broke out nearly nine years ago comes in the thick of winter, with temperatures often dipping below zero Celsius and snow covering some districts.  

The Pentagon: Russia and Turkey are on the Verge of an Armed Conflict in Idlib

Russia and Turkey are on the verge of an armed conflict in the Syrian province of Idlib, according to US Department of Defense official Jonathan Hoffman. At the same time, the Pentagon hopes that direct confrontation and hostilities between the two countries in Syria will be avoided, EA Daily reports.

Ankara says 'return to Sochi deal' core policy in Syria

Turkey's presidential spokesman said on Feb. 18 that Ankara's policy in Idlib, the restive Syrian province, is based on the 2018 Sochi deal reached with Russia.

"Returning to the Sochi deal is the baseline of Turkey's policy for Idlib," Kalın told reporters in the capital Ankara, as meetings concluded between Turkish-Russian delegations on Idlib in Moscow.

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