War monitor says blasts in Syria airport killed 2

War monitor says blasts in Syria airport killed 2

Pope Francis on Sunday warned of a "human catastrophe" in the Syria's Idlib province, the last major rebel bastion which is being shelled by government forces.

According to local sources, the fighter warplanes attacked west of Idlib and north of Hama on Tuesday noon.

In May, it said it attacked almost all of Iran's military infrastructure in Syria after Iranian forces fired rockets at Israeli-held territory for the first time in the most extensive military exchange ever between the two adversaries.

The meeting will also discuss how to coordinate on continuing the political process and the counter-terrorism in Syria, he added.

Iranian, Russian and Turkish presidents are scheduled to meet in Tehran to discuss the latest developments in Syria in early September.

After an all-out military offensive-accompanied by a complex patchwork of ceasefire agreements-ended hostilities in the country's south in July, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Russian media that "now, Idlib is [the] goal".

"You have the potential for civilians to be not just targeted by the regime but also to be caught in battles through which these rebel groups aim to defend against regime attacks", said Khatib.

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Damascus has promised to recapture the entirety of the province, which is home to more than 2.5 million civilians - about half of whom are displaced from other areas of the country.

"We don't see any way that significant military operations are going to be beneficial to the people of Syria", Dunford told reporters during a trip to Athens.

Turkey has been keeping a wary eye on the possibility of the Idlib offensive, as it seeks to bring peace to Syria along with Iran and Russian Federation.

"Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani will consider further joint efforts to promote long-term normalization of the situation in Syria", the statement reads.

The Western statement was condemned by Syria, Iran, and Russian Federation, who believe it is a Western attempt to prevent the Syrian army from capturing Idlib.

There have been several reports from Damascus and other regional capitals that Syrian President is preparing a phased offensive to regain Idlib. That would bring Assad close to reclaiming the major strategic prize in the region, two arterial highways running to Aleppo.

State news agency SANA said Syrian air defences brought down Israeli rockets on Tuesday.

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