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Idlib Offensive – Syrian Govt. Against of Tahrir al-Sham (Al Qaeda)

Posted by Aneela Shahzad on

Bombardment of Idlib began weeks ago, as Assad and Russia sought a response to the rise in the province of Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), a jihadist group that includes fighters from al Qaeda-linked groups.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and its Russian backers have continued the campaign to clear the land of the rebel group while U.S. State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus has called it a “reckless escalation”.

The United Nations denounced world powers for doing nothing to halt the bloodshed and destruction. According to the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations (UOSSM) medical charity, the month of intensified bombing of the region by Syria and its ally Russia has killed 229 civilians and wounded 727 others.

Syrian Ambassador to the UN, Bashar Jaafari, said on Tuesday Damascus “will spare no effort” to free the residents from the rebel militia, reiterating Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's call for Idlib to return to regime control.

But it is certainly most difficult time for the innocent civilians of Idlib, UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs head Ursula Mueller told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that some 270,000 people had been displaced by the violence in Idlib since April