Report: Russia agreed to move Iran, Hezbollah forces away from Israeli border

By JPOST.COM STAFF, YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
October 18, 2017 09:13




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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has told Israel that Moscow has agreed to expand a buffer zone along the Israeli-Syrian border,  where Iranian and Hezbollah forces will not be allowed to enter.

The statement attributed to an Israeli diplomatic official by London-based Asharq Al-Awsat, said Russia had refused the Israeli request for a 40 kilometers (25 miles)  buffer zone, but expressed willingness to extend a 10-15 kilometer off-limits zone. He also reportedly said that Iranian and Hezbollah units have not approached the border since Russian troops entered Syria.


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