Kremlin says Syria army getting ready to 'solve' Idlib 'terrorism' problem

US State Department

"The regime and its backers must stop their military campaign in all its forms to allow the UN-led political process to have a chance to succeed", USA ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in a statement.

The White House said in a statement that President Donald Trump was monitoring the situation in the rebel-held Idlib province, where it said millions of innocent civilians are under threat of an attack by Assad's government.

Rebel-backer Turkey has held several rounds of talks with regime ally Russian Federation aimed at averting an assault on Idlib, but Moscow dubbed the region a "pocket of terrorism". "The Russians and Iranians would be making a grave humanitarian mistake to take part in this potential human tragedy", Mr. Trump tweeted. "Let us be clear, it remains our firm stance that if President Bashar al-Assad chooses to again use chemical weapons, the United States and its Allies will respond swiftly and appropriately", the statement read.

Syrian state media and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that pro-government forces focused their shelling overnight and on Wednesday on the western and southern edges of the rebel enclave.

A Syrian man rides a motorcycle past a destroyed building in an area that was hit by a reported airstrike in the district of Jisr al-Shughur, in the Idlib province, September 4, 2018.

On Tuesday the United Nations special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said panic was spreading among the 3 million citizens of Idlib province as he suggested the Assad government and its allies had set 10 September as the date for a full-scale bombardment of the last large rebel enclave. Hundreds of thousands of people could be killed.

Tuesday's bombardment hit several areas held by the jihadist-led Hayat Tahrir al-Sham alliance, among them the town of Jisr al-Shughur, but also areas held by rival Turkish-backed rebels, according to Agence France-Presse.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov also told Reuters that the situation in Idlib is of ongoing concern for Russian Federation.

Cavusoglu said a common strategy was required to eliminate terrorist groups in Idlib but the continuation of attacks could be disastrous.

But he stressed that there are some 2.9 million civilians in the province - including about a million children who "are not terrorists".

He said Turkey has conveyed to Russian Federation its condemnation of the recent attack in Syria's Idlib. "We appeal for sanity". De Mistura, whose years of efforts to push forward a Syrian peace deal have achieved no breakthroughs, insisted that he would pursue his efforts to set up a committee to write a new Syrian constitution. "It is going to be a moment of truth", he said.

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