Russia joins Iran in support of Syrian Idlib offensive

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad meets with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Damascus, Syria, Sept. 3, 2018.

Syrian pro-government media initially blamed the blasts on Israel.

All the while seeking to pressure Turkey into reining in jihadists in Idlib, Damascus's main sponsor Russian Federation has been sounding the war drums in recent days.

Damascus uses the term "reconciliation" for the negotiated rebel surrenders that have taken place in some areas.

But analysts say there is little that it can do in the face of Russian and Syrian resolve to root out the fighters. We can not guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired.

The Idlib area includes both rebel groups and militants such as the Nusrah Front.

Hundreds of thousands of civilians in the Idlib area have nowhere to flee.

"Iran will remain a supporter of the Syrian government in its efforts to remove terrorists, and continue its advisory role and help the Syrian government in the upcoming Idlib campaign", Qasemi was quoted as saying by Press TV.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov reiterated Russia's stance and called Idlib "a hornets' nest of terrorists".

Iran echoed that theme.

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The United States warned Syria Tuesday it will respond "swiftly and appropriately" if it uses chemical weapons against its people. In April, Western countries accused Syria of being behind an alleged chemical weapons attack in the town of Douma.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday Washington viewed the regime assault on Idlib as an escalation of Syria's war, and the State Department warned that Washington would respond to any chemical attack by Damascus.

"They are using people as human shields".

With rebels defeated in most of Syria, the offensive in the northern province could prove to be the last major battle of the Syrian civil war.

The U.S. carried out limited airstrikes in April 2017 and again a year later after determining Assad had used chemical weapons in previous attacks.

Turkish and Russian officials have held several rounds of talks hoping to avert an assault, but de Mistura warned on Tuesday that the "meetings so far between the Turkish side and the Russian side have not been conclusive". He said he had heard reports that Damascus had set a September 10 deadline for diplomacy to work before attacking.

Turkey has expressed fears of a potential humanitarian crisis on its borders.

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif's trip to war-ravaged Syria comes just days before a top-level tripartite meeting in Tehran to discuss the Syrian conflict, now in its eighth year. Ankara last week added Tahrir al-Sham to its list of designated terrorist groups. "We're going to be much more measured". "The secretary-general once again reaffirms that any use of chemical weapons is totally unacceptable", a United Nations statement said August 29.

But the situation in Idlib has escalated with the presence of ultra-radical groups such as the LLC, which also prevents other rebel factions from accepting a reconciliation deal with the Syrian government.

The leaders of Iran, Turkey, and Russian Federation are expected to meet on 7 September in Iran to discuss the situation.

"Two civilians have been killed, but no major facilities have been hit at the moment".

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