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Iran proposes action plan for Turkish troops’ withdrawal from Syria

September 18, 2023 at 8:55 am

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Ankara, Turkiye on March 08, 2023. [Murat Gök/Anadolu Agency]

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said yesterday that Tehran had proposed an action plan regarding the withdrawal of Turkish troops from Syria.

“We proposed that Turkiye commits, first, to withdrawing its military forces from Syrian territory, and second, that Syria commits to deploying its forces on the border so that Turkish territory is not threatened,” Abdollahian said, according to Russia’s Sputnik news agency.

Abdollahian stressed that both Iran and Russia will be guarantors in this agreement.

On Saturday, a Turkish air strike targeted two cars of militants loyal to the US army in the northern Aleppo countryside near the Turkish border.

The Sputnik correspondent in eastern Syria reported that a group from the US- backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), including three fighters from the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ), the SDF’s female wing, were killed in the Turkish air strike.

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