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August 30, 2018 9:02 am

UN Fears Chemical Weapons in Syria Battle With ‘10,000 Terrorists’

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A general view taken with a drone shows part of the rebel-held Idlib city, Syria, June 8, 2017. Photo: Reuters / Ammar Abdullah / File.

The United Nations called on Russia, Iran and Turkey on Thursday to forestall a battle in Syria’s Idlib province which would affect millions of civilians and could see both sides using chlorine as a chemical weapon.

UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura told reporters that there was a high concentration of foreign fighters in Idlib, including an estimated 10,000 terrorists, but it would be better to set up humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians than rush into a battle which could turn prove to be a “perfect storm.”

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