Syria war: Turkish operation in Idlib ‘only a matter of time’


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Media captionSyria War: Why is Idlib back in the news?

Turkey’s president says it is “only a matter of time” before it launches an operation to stop a Syrian army assault on opposition-held Idlib province.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned in a speech that he was determined to transform the border area into a safe place Syria and Turkey’s people “at any cost”.

Syria’s government and its ally Russia have rejected his demand to pull back to ceasefire lines agreed in 2018.

The offensive has displaced some 900,000 civilians since 1 December.

  • Why does the battle for Idlib matter?
  • Who’s in control of Idlib?

Hundreds have been killed during that period, the vast majority of them…

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