UN Syria envoy meets Iran, Russia and Turkey diplomats in Geneva

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

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wrote an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal this week that called on the worldwide community to stop the Syrian Arab Army's (SAA) upcoming offensive in Idlib, Al-Masdar News reports. He also warned that "an all-out military operation would result in a major humanitarian catastrophe" and "trigger a massive wave of refugees and tremendous security risks for Turkey, the rest of Europe and beyond".

The chemical weapons attack, attributed to the Syrian regime, reportedly killed more than 70 people and injured over 550 more, at the time making it the deadliest such attack of the Syrian civil war since the chemical weapons attack in Ghouta four years prior.

President Donald Trump's national security adviser issued a crystal clear warning to Syria on Monday, stressing that if the Syrian regime uses chemical weapons again, it will face a "much stronger" response than before.

United Nations special envoy Staffan de Mistura was working with Turkey and Russian Federation in Geneva on Monday to seek non-military solutions to the conflicts. "Every day, I need water, hay and bran to feed them".

Russia's ambassador to the UN met Haley's threat with a denial that Syria has any chemical weapons, as the UN secretary-general warned of a potential "bloodbath" during Tuesday's UN Security Council meeting on the crisis in Idlib, Syria.

USA ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley issued a stern warning on the Syrian government, Russian Federation and Iran over military operations in Idlib.

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"Idlib province is.a sort of zone of responsibility of Turkey; it is their responsibility to separate the moderate opposition from the extremists, from Jabhat al-Nusra and other groups, other terrorist groups", he said.

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. Asked whether Iran shared concerns about a possible humanitarian catastrophe in Idlib, he replied: "We are anxious too".

The United Nations fears an offensive could cause a humanitarian catastrophe involving tens of thousands of civilians.

Real chemicals would be used to make the footage appear more authentic and also to provide samples of allegedly contaminated soil from the scene, the ministry said.

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

Haley warned Assad and his allies that any assault on Idlib would be considered "reckless" by the U.S. and "the consequences will be dire". The Turkish army has also sent troops into Syrian rebel-held territory further east, in an area north of Aleppo city.

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