Idlib was at the centre of an international crisis in the Syrian war.
As a result of agreements reached between Turkey, Russia and İran, 29 military observation points were created in the region from Idlib to Aleppo, Hama and Latakia, according to the Astana Protocol. Twelve of these military observation points were under the control of the Turkish state, ten of them by Russia and seven of them by Iran.
In recent days, there have been various military troop movements in the region. Turkey suspiciously withdrew from another military observation point in İdlib after withdrawing from Morek and Shir Magar.