Russia, Turkey, Iran agree on Idlib safe zone in Syria, report

A Syrian soldier stands near an army helmet decorated with the Syrian flag in the Jab al-Jandali district of the central city of Homs on May 7, 2014 after Syrian government forces regained control of the city. The evacuation of rebel-held ts of Syria's Homs began today under an unprecedented deal which hands back control to the government weeks before the controversial June 3 election expected to return President Bashar al-Assad to office. AFP PHOTO/STR
Russia, Turkey and Iran have agreed on all four safe zones in Syria, including on the Idlib de-escalation area, Sputnik reported Friday, citing a source in one of the delegations.

“They have worked out a joint statement and all four related documents,” the source said. Russian and Iranian forces will reportedly monitor areas controlled by the government in the Idlib safe zone, while the Turkish forces will be involved in monitoring the opposition there.

So far zones of de-escalation have been established in the south along the border with Jordan, in eastern Ghouta and to the north of Homs.

Negotiations on the fourth de-escalation zone in the Idlib province were held since summer. It was the main issue of the Astana-6 talks in the Kazakhstan capital, which end on Friday.