The deal for Idlib set up a buffer zone running 15-20 km deep into rebel territory that was supposed to be evacuated of all heavy weapons and all militants by Monday.
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Syria's foreign minister said Monday that Syrian forces stand ready to fight militants around the northwestern region of Idlib if a Russian-Turkish deal is not implemented there the same day, in keeping with a critical deadline.Moallem said the Kurdish forces "must decide what they want," and abandon "illusions" they'll get a federal system. He says the government is determined to bring all of Syria under its control.About 40 percent of Syria remains out of Damascus' control now. Jaafari said Syria and Iraq have been victorious in their fight against Daesh, which now only controls small pockets in Syria.
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