UN chief appeals to Russia, Turkey to stabilize Idlib

Orient Net 2019-06-18 21:22:00

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed to Russia and Turkey on Tuesday (June 18) "to stabilize the situation without delay" in northwest Syria.

"I am deeply concerned about the escalation of the fighting in Idlib, and the situation is especially dangerous given the involvement of an increased number of actors," he told reporters. "Even in the fight against terrorism there needs to be full compliance with international human rights and humanitarian law."