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UN: Russia and Iran keen to avoid bloodbath in Idlib

Orient Net
2018-08-09 15:04 Damascuss
Russia, Iran and Turkey told a meeting of the Syria humanitarian taskforce on Thursday (August 9) that they would do their utmost to avoid a battle that would threaten millions of civilians in opposition-held Idlib, UN humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland said.

He estimated that there were 4 million or more people in the potential battleground in northwest Syria and he hoped diplomats and military envoys could reach a deal to avoid a “bloodbath”, Reuters reported.

But he said the UN was making preparations for a battle and would ask Turkey to keep its borders open to allow civilians to flee if the need arose.


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An anticipated Assad regime offensive against opposition in Idlib countryside could displace more than 700,000 people, far more than were uprooted in a recent battle in the southwest of Syria, a UN-led group of health agencies said in a monthly report.

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