Another ceasefire was announced in late August, confirming the government`s benefits. Some rebel groups, meanwhile, have expressed their refusal to comply with the agreement and withdraw from the remaining «demilitarized» zones, signaling that the agreement would not be revived.  Both countries have many interests beyond Syria, from the conflict in Libya, where they support opposing parties, to a recently opened gas pipeline from Russia to Turkey, to arms trafficking. They are therefore ready to negotiate and could one day reach a lasting agreement. The March 5 deal will likely follow the fate of all previous Idlib deals and will soon disintegrate. The deal would effectively preserve some of the territorial gains made by Russian-backed Syrian forces during a three-month offensive in Idlib, the country`s last rebel stronghold, while maintaining Turkey`s position in the region. . . .