BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 P.M.) – The U.S. envoy to Syria James Jeffrey held a press conference on Friday in which he discussed a number of Syria-related topics, including the ongoing battle near the Idlib Governorate.

When asked about the ongoing situation in Idlib and what he would like to see, Jeffrey responded: “It goes up and down.  The thing we were most worried about were two things.  One is, a major offensive that would do three things simultaneously.  Two things for sure, and a third thing likely. The first thing would be the use of chemical weapons, and thus we had to be very clear once again that we would respond forcefully.”

Jeffrey’s response about the chemical weapons indicated that the U.S. is positive that chemical weapons would be used, but he did not specify why it is “for sure”.

The U.S. envoy then stated that the operation would most likely result in a mass diaspora of people from the Idlib Governorate.

“Secondly, that a major campaign would generate huge international refugee flows out of the Idlib area, because there are about 3.5 million people there, most of whom are already IDPs from other areas, so they are living under very fragile conditions and they we think would leave very quickly.  We’ve already seen about 400,000 of them displaced by just the bombing campaign.  So that was the second thing we’re worried about.”

In his last point, Jeffrey said the impact of Assad securing another victory would further empower him and hurt the U.S.’ influence on the peace process. ”

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“The third thing was the geostrategic impact of Assad getting another victory on the ground.  We think that would simply encourage him to further reject the political process and further strive to achieve a military victory.  WE think that a military victory for this awful criminal regime is a bad thing in and of itself.  And as most of the other areas, you have either Turkish or American force and any effort on his part to achieve a military victory in those areas would be even more dangerous.”

The U.S. currently occupies several areas in northern Syria and the Tanf Zone in the southern region of the country.

The Syrian government has demanded that the U.S. troops withdraw from the country, along with the rest of the Coalition forces.

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FairsFair
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What’s it to the Americans whether Assad retrieves Idlib? After all Idlib is part of Syria. And, in addition, the original stated reason for the USA being in Syria was to tackle ISIS not for the Americans to impose their idea of a Syrian settlement. If the US military leaves Syria (as Trump promised) then the SAA and the Russian AF will have an easier time of removing all sorts of GCC/American/Turkish/Israeli backed jihadis from that country.

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go …. your self ,us bastart

Long Live Syria
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Long Live Syria

HTS, JAI TIP Daesh are all from the same Jihadi Stock coming out of the same kettle & brew and Syria are fighting global war on terror and eliminating & regaining their lands and bringing in peace to Syria. Looks like Assad has become stress-induced irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS to Americans. This thing isn’t a life-threatening …but surely a real Pain in the a*s

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It’s worst than this :
Muslim Brotherhood is the mssing link between ALL GROUPS (but one) and the habitual terrorism funding states.
And when I say ALL GROUPS, I ALSO mean the Shiites ones!
When I say “but one”, it’s because ISIS is an al-Qaeda split-off which refuses MB’s ecumenism in jihad : ISIS targets the Shiites they consider as apostates.
Muslim Brotherhood acts as a 5th column, and managed to place spies in many institutions in the West.

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USR

Slow but surely USA will reveal they ultimately support terrorism all over the world…

Times&Signs
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Times&Signs

They truly are shameless criminals. They even have no trouble admitting it openly to all world.

Von Abele
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Von Abele

We already know the depraved regime in America are siding with Al Qaeda terrorists..

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Nestor Arapa

La historia nos enseñan, los imperios siempre caen por tanto ya le tocará en algún momento solo es cuestión de esperar, los pueblos oprimidos se levantarán contra el dueño del mundo muy pronto sus títeres caerán.

Nigel Woo
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Nigel Woo

BAKAR BAKEKUCHIRA,
BAKAR JEWS TILL VANISH EVEN THEY DONT DARE TO RUN  WHEN MOTHER NATURE BURNING ISRAEL TO ASHES FOR 2ND MOON SURVIVAL.
(Other seek DANNY WOO VK in QWANT for book of life, so you aware why you need to keep a distance from subject targeted to destroy cos human were just something replicated from machine)