Fox News: President Trump tweeted a warning to Syria’s leader, Assad, not to attack rebels in the Idlib province, stating that many could be killed. The President’s warning came not long after one of Iran’s leaders said “terrorists must be purged” from the Syrian province, the last opposition stronghold in the country.
Excerpt from Fox News:
Syria has been fighting in a seven-year civil war, and Russia and Iran have backed Assad. U.N. officials believe an offensive on Idlib would trigger a wave of displacement that could uproot an estimated 800,000 people and discourage refugees from returning home.
The U.S. and France have warned an Idlib offensive would trigger a humanitarian crisis and warned that a chemical attack in Idlib would prompt a western retaliation.