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UN says humanitarian catastrophe possible in Syrian Idlib

Activity of terrorist groups in the west of Aleppo may increase tension in the region and jeopardize security of civilians in Syria, according to UN representative Paulo Sergio Pinheiro
15:52, 22 April 2017

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Idlib province in Northern Syria can face humanitarian catastrophe. This was reported by Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, the Head of independent UN commission investigating human rights violations in Syria, according to Anadolu agency.

"We are concerned that heavy fighting can start in Idlib currently and security of civil population will be jeopardized," UN representative warns.

According to him, hostilities in Aleppo are clear example of that. Pinheiro reminded that tens of thousands of people were evacuated from Aleppo after the according agreement was reached.

He noted that the terrorist actions of many radical groups in western Aleppo can increase tension in the region.

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