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French FM warns of humanitarian crisis in Idlib

Heavily damaged buildings are seen at a marketplace after the Assad Regime carried out air strikes in Idlib Syria on 23 March 2018 [Ahmed Rahhal/Anadolu Agency]

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has warned of a humanitarian crisis in the Syrian opposition-held city of Idlib which could be the regime’s next target.

In an interview with French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche, Le Drian said currently Idlib has nearly two million people including hundreds of thousands of Syrians who were evacuated from cities previously controlled by the opposition forces and which were recaptured by regime armies.

“There is a risk of a new humanitarian disaster. Idlib’s fate must be settled by a political process, which includes disarming the militias,” he added.

Read: 27 dead in Idlib after suspected air strike near market square

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