Turkish troops set up observation posts in Syria's Idlib

While Turkey and its proxy forces are trying to determine Idlib's fate through dialogue and disarmament to prevent a government assault, the province could become a Turkish-guaranteed 'safe area' like other zones in northern Syria.

by

    Turkey has deployed troops along the front lines around the rebel-controlled province of Idlib.

    It is part of an agreement with Russia and Iran to reduce violence under the Astana process - the talks that aim to find a diplomatic solution to the seven-year-long war.

    The move has been welcomed by some Syrians.

    Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    There are a number of reasons why Beijing continues to back Maduro's government despite suffering financial losses.