Russian Federation to brief UN Security Council on Syria´s Idlib

Russian Federation to brief UN Security Council on Syria´s Idlib

Russian Federation to brief UN Security Council on Syria´s Idlib

The first attack came in April 2017, when US President Donald Trump ordered US Navy warships in the Mediterranean to fire a total of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase that the Pentagon had claimed was used to carry put a deadly chemical attack against the people of Khan Shaykhun, in the country's northwestern province of Idlib.

On Friday Turkey's President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, held a summit with Russia's Vladmir Putin and Hassan Rouhani of Iran, the other key ally of the Syrian leader, Bashar al-Assad, and urged them to accept a truce to avert a "bloodbath".

"Getting smuggled across is nearly impossible, and there have been several cases of displaced people being shot dead while trying to enter Turkey illegally", Rifai said.

"I'm not going to tell the world ahead of time what we're going to do".

Witnesses said hundreds of families had begun fleeing from villages and towns in southern Idlib that have been the target of heavy strikes closer to camps near the Turkish border.

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Haley accused Russian Federation and Iran of having little interest in a political solution and called their actions those of "cowards interested in a bloody military conquest".

Idlib province and adjacent rural areas form the largest piece of territory still held by Syria's beleaguered rebels, worn down by a succession of government victories in recent months.

Wary of the recent summit, the militant is seemingly warning Erdogan against pulling out of Idlib and withdrawing support to the various Islamist militant groups in the Idlib Governorate.

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned Russian Federation and Iran of "dire consequences" if they continue airstrikes against the last rebel-held area in Syria and said the US would respond to any use of chemical weapons.

Idlib and nearby areas are largely controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, an alliance led by Al-Qaeda's former Syrian affiliate, as well as rival rebels.

And perhaps more alarming is that the report details that Trump is undecided over whether new retaliatory strikes could entail expanding the attack to hit Assad allies Russian Federation and Iran this time around.

It is home to some three million people - around half of them displaced from other parts of the country, according to the United Nations.

The local council of Morek, a town that serves as a crossing between Hama and Idlib, sent an urgent appeal, asking Turkey for a quick solution. "Idlib is the last so-called "de-escalation zone" in Syria", Guterres said. Occasional clashes erupt there over turf control and authority, reflecting deepening political tension between the uneasy partners. The Asayish said seven of its members and 11 government personnel were killed.

There was no immediate word about the clashes from the government.

The Kurdish-led administration control almost 30 per cent of Syria, mostly in the north-eastern part of the country, including some of Syria's largest oilfields.

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