BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:15 A.M.) – Special Advisor to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Jan Egeland spoke with the press in Geneva, Thursday, regarding the agreement between Russia and Turkey, of a new demilitarised zone in Idlib.
The first meeting was hailed on 11 September, with Russian, Iranian and Turkish delegations and UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura, at the Palace of Nations in Geneva.
“So, our message is really: to those planning air raids and those planning offensives on the ground, maximum precautious must be taken so that civilians are spared, Egeland stated.”
“The message to those who have influence in these groups on the ground, do not take civilians with you into this violence,” Egeland continued, adding “It is a war crime to blend into civilian population, to locate next to civilians, whether schools or hospitals, or any other places. And the messages have to go also to the groups.”