Idlib braces for assault as Russia and Iran dismiss ceasefire calls

Source:The Guardian Date:08Sep2018

In addition to the looming human catastrophe,  Idlib offensive will crack open the budding alliance among Turkey, Russia and Iran.


At a closing press conference, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Iran’s Hassan Rouhani openly clashed with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Putin insisted that the removal of terrorists from Idlib was the first priority.


Erdoğan at the last minute urged his fellow leaders to include a ceasefire in the text of the final communique, but Putin said the armed opposition groups, including those designated terrorists, were not present at the talks, so no such commitment could be made.


But, Turkey still holds significant leverage, read the link