UN Human Rights Council Concerned about Military Operations in Idlib

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Southforward.com – The UN Human Rights Council is concerned about the ongoing military operation in Idlib Province, Syria against millions of civilians in the region.

Reporting from Anadolu, Monday (09/09/2018), This was stated by the High Commissioner of the UN Human Rights Council, Michelle Bachelet in Geneva.

He said to call on all parties to stick to international law, especially humanitarian punishment when carrying out operations in Idlib.

“We remind all parties to the conflict, that they must adhere to all the relevant principles of international humanitarian law when carrying out the operation,” Bachelet said.

He also said that the impact of military operations in the region must be minimized and humanitarian assistance must be provided.

“The impact of conflict on civilians must be minimized, humanitarian assistance must be provided, and humanitarian corridors must be opened to ensure that civilians safely leave areas affected by the conflict,” he continued.

The Syrian regime recently announced plans to launch a massive military offensive in the area, which has long been controlled by armed opposition groups.

The United Nations has warned in weeks that such attacks would lead to the worst humanitarian disaster in the 21st century.