There will be no mercy for terrorists in Syria’s Idlib, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on January 28 commenting on the ongoing clashes in the area.
“Militants from armed groups should stop contacting with terrorists in any way, and the terrorists should give up because there will be no mercy for them,” Lavrov said at a joint press conference with South Sudan’s Foreign Minister Avut Deng Achuil.
Lavrov recalled that the main goal of the ceasefire and opened humanitarian corridors was to allow civilians to leave the militant-held area. Nonetheless, terrorists continued attacking these humanitarian corridors, hindering the exit of civilians. Militants do not allow civilians to leave to use them as human shields.
Commenting on the escalation in Idlib, Larvov added that this was the result of actions by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and its allies that repeatedly violated the ceasefire.