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    Syria Opens Humanitarian Corridor to Enable Civilians' Exit From Idlib - Foreign Ministry

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    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - Syria has opened in the village of Suran, located in Hama province, a humanitarian corridor for civilians who want to leave the terrorist-controlled areas in Idlib, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

    "Syria has opened a humanitarian corridor in the village of Suran, located in the north of Hama province, under protection of the Syrian army, to enable citizens who want to leave terrorist-controlled territories to do so," the ministry said.

    The corridor has been opened to "reduce Syrians' suffering," the ministry added, noting that all the demands of the civilians would be met.

    In early August, a long-discussed truce in Idlib entered into force. However, the leadership of the Syrian Armed Forces said it would stop military actions if Turkey implements its obligations under the Moscow-Ankara deal, which was reached in Sochi, Russia last September.

    The truce deal stipulates the withdrawal of medium and heavy weapons from the contact line in the area.

    Syrian government forces have renewed their activities in the northwest of the country due to the militants’ non-compliance with the agreement brokered by Russia and Turkey.

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