Syria strikes kill 11 civilians after jihadist attack - monitor

Takfiri terrorists attack besieged Shia towns in Syria's Idlib: Monitor

Takfiri terrorists attack besieged Shia towns in Syria's Idlib: Monitor

"We are alarmed by the renewed escalation of hostilities and hope that the guarantors will redouble their efforts to avoid seeing a scenario like that of East Gutta or Aleppo again, ' the United Nations coordinator stated, because after evacuating the civilians from these two cities to Idlib, 'there is no other location to move them any more", Moumtzis added.

Wouter Schaap, the Syria director of CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, said the figure 920,000 of people displaced "is shocking, and shows that the war in Syria is far from being over".

Moumtzis said that a major battle for Idlib could be "much more complicated and brutal" than fighting for eastern Aleppo and eastern Ghouta - two rebel-held areas that surrendered with evacuations in 2016 and 2018, respectively.

"With this escalation, with this deterioration, we worry about seeing really two and a half million people becoming displaced more and more toward the border of Turkey if this is to continue", Moumtzis said.

That raises the number of internally displaced persons to 6.2,000,000, while about 5.6 are refugees in neighboring countries, according to United Nations figures.

Representatives of civil defense Idlib (White helmets - ed.) confirmed the attack on the building of children's hospital in Tetanus, and said that killed five people, including three children.

But for the people of Idlib, "there is no other Idlib to take them out to", Moumtzis said. "Our worry is that with the Idlib situation we may have not [yet] seen the worst in Syria".

"The Secretary-General underscores the precarious plight of the estimated 2.3 million people in Idlib governorate, 60 per cent of whom are civilians displaced by the conflict from other areas, most recently from Eastern Ghouta", he added.

"We are on high alert", he said. "There is no other location to move them to [in Syria]", he told a news briefing in Geneva.

"A special solution needs to be found for all these groups inside Idlib because the current composition makes it highly explosive".

But he said far too few aid convoys were making it through to such areas, with only nine succeeding since January.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also confirmed the attack, saying, "The overnight attack on al-Foua and Kefraya was the fiercest in three years".

"The humanitarian response on the ground is really at a breaking point". "Our warehouses are empty".