Delay Of Operation In Idlib To Depend On Separation Of Opposition, Radicals - Lavrentyev

Delay of Operation in Idlib to Depend on Separation of Opposition, Radicals - Lavrentyev

The delay of an anti-terrorist operation in Syria's Idlib will depend on the process of separation of moderate opposition from radicals in the province, Russian special presidential envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev said on Tuesday.

GENEVA (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 11th September, 2018) The delay of an anti-terrorist operation in Syria's Idlib will depend on the process of separation of moderate opposition from radicals in the province, Russian special presidential envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev said on Tuesday.

"Everything will depend on to what extent the international community members could assist in the separation of moderate opposition from radicals in Idlib," Lavrentyev told a briefing in Geneva when asked to confirm whether the three guarantor states had agreed to postpone the anti-terrorist operation in Idlib at the recent summit in Tehran.

The diplomat added that the Nusra Front terrorist organization, banned in Russia, and other militant groups related to it were covering as civilians.

"One should act very carefully here, I think that troops of the three countries will be able to agree on a scheme and mechanism of the operation against terrorist organizations in the province," Lavrentyev stressed.

"The most important thing is to prevent civilian casualties and suffering from the fighting," he noted.

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