No jihadists seen exiting Syria buffer on eve of deadline: monitor

October 14, 2018

Fighters from the Turkey-backed National Liberation Front (NLF) secure a tank, part of heavy weapons and equipment withdrawn from a planned buffer zone around Syria's Idlib in a rebel-held area in the southwestern province on October 9, 2018 (AFP)

Hardline fighters have yet to begin withdrawing from a planned buffer zone in northwestern Syria, a monitor and an AFP correspondent said Sunday on the eve of the pullout's deadline.