Here's What the New US Strategy in Syria Means For Russia

Attack on Idlib could lead to worst loss of life this century: UN official

Attack on Idlib could lead to worst loss of life this century: UN official

"A regime assault [in Idlib] would also create serious humanitarian and security risks for Turkey, the rest of Europe and beyond", he added.

"A staged provocation of so-called "chemical weapons" used by the Syrian army against civilians is now being filmed in Jisr al-Shughur", the ministry said in a statement carried by Russian news wires Tuesday.

Delegations from the three countries will be in Geneva on Tuesday to meet the UN's Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura. "Every day, I need water, hay and bran to feed them".

Russian Federation briefed the 15-member U.N. Security Council on Tuesday on the Tehran meeting, which was held as part of the so-called Astana process.

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.

His remarks came as Syrian troops, backed by Russian Federation and Iran, massed around the northwestern province ahead of an expected onslaught against the largest rebel-held zone left in the country.

Recall, the Assad regime supported by Russian Federation and Iran is preparing an attack on the last enclave of the Syrian rebels under the guise of "fighting terrorists".

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The majority of those displaced in Idlib have moved toward the border with Turkey, where defense minister Hulusi Akar called for a cease-fire after 17 people were injured in bombing raids in the province on Monday.

"Representatives of the three guarantor countries will meet again in Geneva with the UN's Secretary-General's special envoy on Syria in the coming days", Erdogan said on Friday. "It's just not my style", Mattis said when asked if and what kind of retaliation the U.S. military would carry out should the regime use chemical weapons in its offensive against Idlib. S, on the other hand, gave a warning to Syria not to use any kind of chemical weapon.

"We as humanitarian advocates must raise our voice", said Jens Laerke from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Turkey, which already hosts about 3.5 million Syrian refugees, built a four-metre wall along the frontier with Idlib in late 2016 to prevent any attacks against Turkey and stop the flow of new arrivals.

"Turkey has a plan, Madam President, in Idlib and it does involve reaching an agreement with the Syrian opposition whereby the regime refrains from attacking them while they combat terrorism", she said referring to Nikki Haley, the U.S.'s United Nations envoy and council president.

"More than two million of them came from other areas of Syria, some from Ghouta, some from Aleppo".

But half the people here have already fled from other parts of Syria and they have nowhere left to go. "We're talking about a terrorist operation".

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