Russia says it and Syrians stop rebel advance


On Friday, Russian Defense Ministry rebutted allegations of an airstrike carried out by a Russian warplane on June 7 near the village of Zardana in Syria's Idlib province.

Moumtzis said most of the newly displaced had been forced on the move by escalations in fighting in the former rebel bastion of Eastern Ghouta and within the northwestern province of Idlib, which is nearly entirely controlled by various jihadist and hardline rebels.

He said Idlib is part of the "de-escalation" agreement for Syria reached between Turkey, Russia and Iran, and warned of the dire consequences if the province, which has some 2.5 million inhabitants, sinks into full-blown conflict.

Under attack in Idlib hit the building children's hospital of the city of Tetanus and as a result killed three children, according to the with reference to TSN.

The air strikes came a day after militants from Al Qaeda's former Syrian affiliate launched an attack on Fuaa and Kafraya, two villages held by the regime but cut off by hardline forces.

With the Dollars 1.8 billion appeal for Syria only 26 percent funded, the UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator said on Monday that the global response to the seven-year conflict was "really at a breaking point".

Fuaa and Kafraya are the only two places in Syria now designated as besieged by the United Nations.

They came under siege in 2015, when rebels ousted regime forces from the vast majority of Idlib province.

On Monday, the United Nations regional humanitarian co-ordinator for Syria, Panos Moumtzis called on major powers to broker a negotiated settlement to end the war and avoid a bloodbath in Idlib.

Panos Moumtzis, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator on the Syria crisis, attends a news conference on the latest developments regarding humanitarian access in Syria, in Geneva, Switzerland June 11, 2018.

"We worry about 2.5 million people becoming displaced towards Turkey".

Moumtzis said that 920,000 people were displaced within Syria between January and April, the highest number of any four-month span since the war began.

HTS and its allies control about 60 per cent of Idlib. Russian Federation entered the Syria conflict in September 2015, offering support to Damascus, which changed the course of the war, allowing government troops to retake more than half the country from opposition and Daesh terrorists.

On Sunday, activists and a war monitor said at least 10 people were killed in airstrikes in Taftanaz, also in Idlib, while five others were killed in the nearby towns of Binnish, Ariha and Ram Hemdan.