Guterres urges Russia and Turkey to stabilize Idlib

Guterres urges Russia and Turkey to stabilize Idlib

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed to Russia and Turkey to stabilize Syria's Idlib.

"I am deeply concerned about the escalation of the fighting in Idlib, and the situation is especially dangerous given the involvement of an increased number of actors," he said, appealing to Russia and Turkey "to stabilize the situation without delay."

"Yet again civilians are paying a horrific price," the AFP cited the UN chief as saying.  

"There is no military solution to the Syrian crisis. The solution must be political," Guterres said, stressing the need to respect human rights and international humanitarian law "even in the fight against terrorism."

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