Assad used chemical weapons in three attacks this year

Bolton promises ‘much stronger’ response if chemical weapons used in Syria

Bolton promises ‘much stronger’ response if chemical weapons used in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged the global community to prevent a Syrian government offensive in Syria's Idlib, as the United Nations says it fears the century's "worst humanitarian catastrophe" there.

On Tuesday, Erdogan said Russian Federation and Iran were also responsible for stopping a humanitarian disaster in Idlib and said the global community had to "throw its weight behind a political solution".

Erdogan's comments came just four days after meeting with his Iranian and Russian counterparts in Tehran to develop a strategy to protect Idlib's civilians, where Erdogan failed to achieve his goal, a ceasefire in the province which is home to almost 3 million people.

The NLF, which maintains a presence in Idlib and Hama provinces and can field some 70,000 fighters, constitutes the primary force fighting the Assad regime.

A leading United Nations official warned on Monday that a Syrian regime offensive on an opposition province could spark the "worst humanitarian crisis" of the 21st century.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said that the representatives of Turkey, Russia, and Iran - the guarantor countries within the framework of the Astana peace procress - met UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura on September 10 and 11 in Geneva.

The Syrian regime recently announced plans to launch a major military offensive in the area, which has always been controlled by various armed opposition groups.

Turkey, which now hosts some 3.5 million refugees, has also said that it could not accommodate any more migrants if an attack on Idlib caused a new surge of refugees towards its border. The terrorist organization is controlling almost 60% of Idlib, the place where anti-Assad organisations deployed.

During what was the second session on Idlib in four days, Haley told the council that "the world has seen a clear military escalation" this month by Russian Federation and the Syrian regime, whose forces have conducted more than 100 airstrikes, using "barrel bombs, rockets and artillery" in an attempt to retake the last rebel holdout after more than seven years of war.

With extensive Turkish support, efforts have been underway to organize FSA groups north of Aleppo into a unified force known as the "National Army" numbering some 30,000 fighters.

The United Nations Security Council has been briefed several times, since the tripartite talks in Tehran failed to reach a ceasefire agreement. The world will hold them responsible. "We are on the eve of a considerable humanitarian and security catastrophe", Le Drian said.

"Today, we have started with 20 trucks", he added.

Unless Russia or the United States makes a significant miscalculation or causes a severe accident, it is unlikely that either will escalate their dispute in Syria to the point of active hostilities.

Russian Federation and Iran have accused the United States of hijacking the UNSC in September for their own and allies' gains in Syria.