UN Security Council to hold emergency session on Syria’s Idlib


The UN Security Council will hold a meeting at the request of the United States, France and Britain, regarding the latest attacks in Syria’s Idlib province on Monday, which killed seven Turkish soldiers and caused several other casualties, pan-Arab outlet Al Arabiya reported on Wednesday.

UN envoy for Syria Geir Perdersen is scheduled to present a report on the ongoing events in Idlib, where clashed have intensified, it said.

On Monday, pro-Assad troops attacked Turkish observation posts in Idlib, killing seven soldiers.

Turkey retaliated by attacking more than 50 targets and killing at least 76 Syrian soldiers.

“If the regime does not pull back, Turkey will be obliged to take matters into its own hands,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Wednesday.

War activity in Syria’s last rebel-held province of Idlib has increased in the past weeks, with 520,000 civilians forced to leave their homes and 53 health facilities forced to shut down.



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