UN Chief Urges Russia, Iran, Turkey To Ensure Protection Of Civilians In Syria's Idlib

UN Chief Urges Russia, Iran, Turkey to Ensure Protection of Civilians in Syria's Idlib

UNITED NATIONS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th September, 2018) All parties involved in the military conflict in Syria and particularly the countries-guarantors of de-escalation zone there to find ways to ensure that civilians are protected in Syria's Idlib, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters.

"I appeal to all parties directly and indirectly involved - and in particular the three guarantors of the de-escalation zone, namely Iran, Russia and Turkey: Spare no effort to find solutions that protect civilians," Guterres said on Tuesday.

While the Syrian authorities have managed to regain control over most of the country's territories after several years of fighting against terrorists and opposition groups, the Idlib de-escalation zone remains a stronghold of the insurgents and extremists in Syria.

On August 25, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry said that terrorists were planning to stage a false-flag chemical attack in Idlib in order to pave the way for Western countries' attacks against Syrian government forces.

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