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Buffer zone for Turkey, Syria

world Updated: Oct 06, 2012 23:04 IST

Syria has agreed to keep its forces 10km from the Turkish border in the wake of this week’s deadly shelling incident, Turkish media have reported.

Such a move would amount to a buffer zone, fulfilling a longstanding request by Syrian opposition groups that would allow rebels to operate freely and civilians to seek refuge.

Syria has not confirmed the claim and Ankara has made no official announcement. However, several Turkish media outlets, citing well-placed sources, claimed that a deal had been struck.

Guardian News Service