(Worthy News) – Russia’s navy announced it will open “large-scale drills” in the Mediterranean on Saturday in the latest sign that a major Syrian government offensive against one of the last rebel strongholds in the country is imminent — a development that the United Nations warns could trigger a fresh refugee crisis in the Middle East nation’s 7-year-old civil war.
U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura told reporters in Geneva on Thursday that he fears a “perfect storm” of violence in the rebel-held province of Idlib could devastate some 3 million civilians. Nearly half of them arrived in Idlib in recent years after fleeing violence in other corners of Syria.
The region is also a known hotbed of al Qaeda-linked terrorists. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]
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