Turkey Warns Attack on Syria’s Idlib Would Cause Humanitarian Disaster

9/11/2018

Turkish President Tayyid Erdogan is warning the world that a Syrian government offensive to recapture Idlib, the last remaining rebel stronghold, would cause humanitarian and security risks for Turkey, Europe, and beyond. Last week, Russian and Syrian warplanes resumed their bombing campaign of the rebel enclave in an apparent prelude to a full-scale offensive. The United Nations has previously warned of a massacre and humanitarian catastrophe involving tens of thousands of civilians in the event of a government offensive.

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