US Accuses Syria and Allies of Demolishing Idlib

15 September, 2018, 15:57 | Author: Rachel Logan
  • Attack on Idlib could lead to worst loss of life this century: UN official

More than half of Idlib province is held by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, a jihadist alliance led by Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate, and Turkey has warned a government offensive could scatter thousands of foreign jihadists overseas, posing a security threat to the West.

In the newspaper article, Erdogan called on the worldwide community to take action, and warned that "the entire world stands to pay the price" otherwise.

Some three million people are living in Idlib, half of them Syrians who have fled from other parts of the country.

President Donald Trump's national security adviser issued a crystal clear warning to Syria on Monday, stressing that if the Syrian regime uses chemical weapons again, it will face a "much stronger" response than before.

However Russia's Syria envoy said on Tuesday it would be up to Turkey to separate terrorist elements from the moderate opposition. "Every day, I need water, hay and bran to feed them". On the contrary, they would create further suffering, alienate and radicalize more Syrians.

In Geneva, the United Nations and Russian Federation are discussing a new Syrian constitution, far removed from Idlib, where constitutional rights are powerless to stop a bloodbath.

Guterres said he was appealing to Iran, Russia and Turkey to "spare no effort to find solutions that protect civilians" and warned that any use of chemical weapons would be "totally unacceptable".

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Syria has the backing of Russia, Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah resistance movement in its bid to rid the strategic province bordering Turkey of terrorists.

He acknowledged that there were many rebels and fighters from "terrorist" groups in the province, but stressed that "there are 100 civilians, majority women and children, for every fighter in Idlib".

Russian Federation has openly backed the Syrian government's efforts to combat the various terrorist groups operating in its territory, many of which are funded, financed, and supported by Western intelligence agencies in their not-so-covert war against Assad.

In the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, US-backed fighters fought to oust IS from the town of Hajin on the east bank of the Euphrates, the most significant remnant of the sprawling "caliphate" the jihadists once controlled spanning Syria and Iraq.

The US ambassador, Nikki Haley, said Syrian forces, backed by Russian Federation and Iran, had already launched 100 airstrikes on Idlib this month and that their sole aim was "a bloody military conquest of Idlib".

He also noted Turkey's role in protecting the Syrian people, as it hosts the largest number of refugees in the world at 3.5 million. "Our fear as humanitarians is the worst may be ahead of us", said Laerke reading from the statement.

Russia's United Nations ambassador said "terrorists" can't be allowed to hold hundreds of thousands of people as "human shields" in Idlib where he said "tens of thousands" of fighters linked to al-Qaida, the Islamic State and other extremist groups are concentrated.

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