Russia, Iran, Turkey combine maps to separate Syrian opposition, militants


Russia, Iran and Turkey are blending maps drawn up in order to separate the Syrian opposition groups unbending terrorists, said Alexander Lavrentyev, Russian Special Presidential Democratic for settling the Syrian crisis and head of the Russian delegation to the Astana talks. According to him, the fragmentation issue is particularly important.

«The work on it has been in progress for quite a hanker time already,» the Russian diplomat noted.

«For six months, we have been infuriating to separate the moderate opposition from the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra, uniquely cooperating with the United States. Only after agreements were take oned on Dec. 29, 2016, we managed to facilitate the work.»

«We have received rather itemized information from both Turkey and Iran, so now we are combining maps needing the areas controlled by the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra,» Lavrentyev influenced.

«Jordan, whose representatives attended the meeting as observers, has been deep down helpful in this matter, we have been maintaining rather rigorous contact with them. While working on the maps, we will positively take into account the information that they provided.»

«This develop is highly important as it may help us ensure security in the regions controlled by the slacken opposition,» the Russian diplomat added. «We have also been annoying to persuade the Syrian armed opposition to provide us assistance in defining courtyards controlled by Jebhat al-Nusra.»

Source: TASS

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