The Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, called on all the conflicting parties on Syrian soil to immediately cease fire in northwestern Syria.
Aboul Gheit warned, in a statement, of the danger of the escalation of military confrontations resulting from regional and international interventions on the Syrian scene, which contributed to exacerbating the field situation and undermining the chances of a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis, and the implications of this turbulent situation on the security and stability of Syria and then the region.
An official source at the General Secretariat said, "The military escalation in northwestern Syria constituted a blatant example of a violation of international humanitarian law, and caused an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe by displacing more than a million displaced Syrians and continuing to target civilian facilities such as schools and hospitals," stressing "the importance of commitment all parties with cease-fire decisions and agreements. "
In this context, Aboul Gheit affirmed the Security Council’s responsibility to establish an immediate humanitarian truce and to provide urgent assistance to more than three million Syrians.
The source quoted the Secretary-General as calling for launching serious negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations with the aim of activating the political track and pushing for the implementation of the political process in accordance with Security Council Resolution 2,254, stressing that "resorting to a military solution will only bring more destruction, displacement and bloodshed."
The tension escalated in Idlib due to the increasing Russian-Turkish differences, and the continued threats by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.