Ceasefire was introduced in Idlib
‘Al Hadath’ TV reported that the ‘green zone’ of the city of Baghdad was attacked with rockets on Monday night. One of the rockets exploded near the US Embassy. ‘Al-sumaria’ TV reported, while citing a source in Baghdad’s police, that two rockets fell in the ‘green zone’. They were launched from an area to the east of the city. It was reported that there were no casualties as a result of the rocket fire on the green zone.
‘Al Ekhbariya’ TV reported that on Tuesday the Libyan Embassy in Damascus officially resumed their activity. It was reported that the delegation of the Libyan interim government from Benghazi, and the deputy head of the Syrian Foreign Ministry, Faisal Mekdad, took part in the ceremony of the raising of the flag over the diplomatic mission in the metropolitan area of Abu Rumman.
The Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria reported that the terrorists tried to blow up containers with toxic substances in the Syrian city of Serakib. Due to their lack of experience and the skills in handling of the toxic substances — the terrorists damaged one of the containers and the toxins leaked out. «As a result of the incident, the terrorists received severe chemical poisoning. They failed to use the containers in their provocation» — the Center reports. It was also reported that «solid evidence of the failed provocation with a use of chemical weapons» was obtained on 3rd of March, during the counter-attack of the Syrian army against the terrorists of «Hayat Tahrir al-Sham,» in the east of the Idlib de-escalation zone. The data will be published soon. Earlier, the Center reported that the Russian military police was sent to Serakib. On 3rd of March they conducted their first patrol.
The head of the Turkish Ministry of the Internal Affairs, Suleiman Soilu, visited the checkpoint on the Turkish-Greek border. He stated that the Turkish authorities decided to deploy 1,000 police commandos on the border with Greece in order to prevent the return of the migrants to the Turkish territory. The Turkish Minister claims that Greece «tried to push» 4,900 people back into Turkey. “We deployed 1,000 commandos at the border to prevent it. They will be fully equipped. At the moment, 137,000 people from the province of Edirne alone have passed through the border» — the ‘NTV’ quotes the Turkish minister. He noted that Turkey «doesn’t stop the migrants who wish to go to Greece». He also said that Greece uses weapons against the refugees in order to not let them enter their territory, and in order to “try to push those people back to Turkey». The Greek mass media reports, while citing the government sources, that over the past day, the Greek police and military personnel have prevented about 7,000 attempts of illegal crossing in the land Greek-Turkish border, in the Evros region.
On Friday, 00:01 by Moscow time, a ceasefire regime entered into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone. The agreement was reached on Thursday, by the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This was announced on Thursday, by the Turkish president, during a press conference with the Russian leader in Moscow. “We will introduce a ceasefire as soon as possible. After that, we will discuss the further steps” — Erdogan underlined. He added that «Turkey reserves the right to respond to any attacks of the Syrian forces.»