UN Security Council discusses escalation in Idlib, its countryside this week

In this week, UN Security Council is holding an emergency meeting at the request of Germany, Kuwait and Belgium to discuss the escalation of fighting in north-west of Syria.

On Wednesday, Belgium, Germany and Kuwait asked for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council this week to discuss the escalation of fighting in north-west of Syria according to diplomats.

Since late April, the Syrian regime and its ally Russia have intensified their attacks on Idlib, which is controlled by the mercenaries of "Hayet Tahrir al-Sham" raising concern about an imminent comprehensive attack to regain control of the area.

The meeting, expected to be held this week, will be a follow-up to the closed session held on Friday in which several countries expressed concern about a possible humanitarian crisis that could result in a full-scale offensive.

Germany, Belgium and Kuwait, which hold non-permanent seats in UN Security Council, are leading efforts to deal with the humanitarian crises in Syria, where the war has entered its ninth year.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the recent military conflict in Syria has led to displacing 180,000 people, while 119 civilians have been killed by shelling since late April.




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