U.N. Fears Use Of Chemical Weapons In Syria's Battle For Idlib

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Published on 30 Aug 2018, 14:37
According to a report by Reuters, the United Nations called on Russia, Iran and Turkey to forestall a battle in Syria's Idlib province that threatens to affect millions of civilians as both the militants and the government could potentially use chlorine as a chemical weapon. Staffan de Mistura, the UN's envoy to Syria, said that a high concentration of foreign fighters remains in Idlib, including an estimated 10,000 fighters designated as terrorists belonging to either the al-Nusra Front and Al Qaeda. De Mistura told reporters in Geneva, "Avoiding the potential use of chemical weapons is indeed crucial. We all are aware that both the government and al-Nusra have the capability to produce weaponized chlorine.”
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