Unic Press UK: The Russian government has reacted to U.S. President Trump’s warning that any attack on Idlib, a city in northwestern Syria, would be a grave humanitarian error.
President Bashar al-Assad of Syria must not recklessly attack Idlib Province. The Russians and Iranians would be making a grave humanitarian mistake to take part in this potential human tragedy. Hundreds of thousands of people could be killed. Don’t let that happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2018
In a statement Tuesday, the Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said: “A nest of terrorism has formed there. A quite large group of terrorists had entrenched there. This leads to general destabilization, and undermines the attempts to steer the situation to diplomatic and political settlement,” the RT reports.
About the Syrian Crisis
The crisis that metamorphosed into a Syrian civil war started in March 2011 after government forces tried to silence protesters voicing support for democracy.
Within a period of five years, this armed conflict caused the death of circa 250,000 people, almost 8 million internally displaced, and 4 million refugees, said the Amnesty International on January 2016.
It’s a convoluted, multi-sided armed conflict fought primarily between the Syrian forces under the control of the Syrian government and its allies, and various forces [state and non-state actors] opposing the Syrian government. Jihad terrorists group, including Daesh (Islamic State) are also waging a war on Syrian forces.
The Russian Federation, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Turkey are collaborating, providing measured support for the Syrian government, while the United States leads a coalition attacking terrorists and seemingly seeking regime change in Syria.
The war has a geopolitical angle. Also, there is a ‘sectarian’ strand, pitching the country’s Sunni Muslim majority against the Shia Muslim sect. There were times when the jihad terrorist group Islamic State (IS) was in control of a part of the Syrian territory.