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>> The heads of France, Germany, Russia, and Turkey met in Istanbul on Saturday for a major summit on Syria, where violence this week highlighted the fragility of a peace deal. World leaders stressed the importance of a lasting ceasefire in Syria, and said a committee to create a new constitution should meet by the end of the year.
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>> We are all extremely vigilant to ensure that these commitments are met, and that the ceasefire is stable and sustainable.>> Back in September, Russia, an ally of the Syrian government, and Turkey, which has long backed rebels, agreed to establish a demilitarized zone Idlib Province. But violence has continued to plague the Northwestern region.
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The last rebel stronghold, as Asahd tries to regain control of the area. On Friday shelling in Idlib killed at least seven civilians. And there are fears of a new battle, which the UN has warned could be the worst of the seven-year war. World leaders also reinforced on Saturday, the need to create conditions throughout Syria for the safe and voluntary return of refugees.
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> The region in and around Idlib is home to an estimated 3 million people, more than half of home have already fled to other areas.