Russian FM accuses U.S. of not providing proof of Idlib attack

Audrey Hill
April 10, 2017

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed his views to American secretary of state Rex Tillerson in their first telephone conversation since the strikes on an airbase near Homs.

"April 16 will be a historic milestone", Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a massive rally at the central Gundogdu Square in Turkey's third-largest province, following a similar mega-rally in Istanbul Saturday.

"Our Syrian brothers and sisters in Turkey could live there on their own soil", he said. Erdogan has called on the West should do more to help Turkey shoulder the humanitarian burden.

"We have no hope for Syria at this stage. That is not the atmosphere inside".

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday welcomed the U.S. strike on an airbase of the Syrian regime but said it was not enough and more action was needed.

Russian Federation condemned the U.S. missile strike in Syria, saying that Washington's move showed it feared "a real investigation" into the alleged chemical attack. Syria denies it carried out the attack.

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Trump has received widespread support for the military action, taken to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad's government after the US concluded he used chemical weapons against Syrian civilians. A camp in Jarablus was being prepared for around 3,500, he said, without saying where the other refugees would be taken.

But while the free healthcare he gets as a refugee is helping him heal, Mustafa and numerous almost 3 million Syrian migrants who have fled to Turkey are gradually losing hope for their war-ravaged homeland.

It comes after the United Kingdom backed USA airstrikes on a Syrian airbase where a horrifying chemical attack was allegedly launched.

"They are hitting us from the air, killing civilians in cities", said Samial Dude, a former truck driver from the area around rebel-held Idlib, who also now lives in Hatay.

"There are one million people living in the Idlib countryside".

"By defeating ISIS and removing their caliphate from their control, we've now eliminated at least or minimized a particular threat not just to the United States, but to the whole stability in the region", Tillerson said in remarks released ahead of the broadcast.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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