President Putin concerns about terrorist activity in Idlib
Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his concern over terrorist activities in Syria's Idlib.
Iran Press/Europe-Discussing the latest developments in Syria's last stronghold of militants with members of Russia's Security Council on Friday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin that Syrian army troops are preparing to launch a full-scale military operation against different factions of militants that have practically held hostage the inhabitants of Idlib for a long time.
"The remaining groups of extremists are currently concentrated in the de-escalation zone in the province of Idlib and terrorists are making attempts to disrupt the ceasefire, moreover, they are carrying out and preparing various kinds of provocations, including the use of chemical weapons," the Russian president said according to Press TV.
Syria and Russia have warned that the US along with Britain and France is gearing up for a new military attack against Syria as the army prepares for the liberation of Idlib.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also said in Berlin on Friday that Moscow would keep bombing targets of terrorists in Idlib Province if need be.
According to the Interfax news agency, Lavrov, however, emphasized that Russia would also create humanitarian corridors to allow civilians to flee.
Earlier in Sep 05, Lavrov emphasised that only the Syrian people can decide the future of their country, stressing the fact that the US behaviour towards Idlib indicates that it wants to protect Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist outfit.
also in Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Moscow is concerned about the attempts of the United States to prepare the international public opinion for a new aggression against Syria.
She earlier said in Aug. 30 that consequences of the West’s potential aggression against Syria will be inevitable and this will deal a heavy blow both to the settlement and global stability.
More than 330,000 people have been killed in Syria and millions have been driven from their homes since the conflict began in March 2011, and the infrastructure of the country destroyed.