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Turkey reinforces military in Syria's Idlib after ceasefire call fails
Turkey is reinforcing its military posts inside Syria's rebel-held province of Idlib, Turkish and Syrian rebels sources say, seeking to deter a government offensive which it says would unleash a humanitarian disaster on its border.

 

President Tayyip Erdogan has warned that an assault by the army and its Russian and Iran-backed allies on Idlib, home to around 3 million people, will uproot hundreds of thousands in one of Syria's last rebel strongholds.

 

Already hosting 3.5 million Syrians—the world's biggest refugee population—Turkey says it cannot absorb more victims of the war and has accused the West of abandoning it to face the consequences of President Bashar Assad's reconquest of Syria.

 


פרסום ראשון: 09.12.18, 20:19