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Terrorists control most of Syria’s Idlib, Russia’s UN envoy says

According to Vasily Nebenzya, over 460 terrorist raids have been recorded since the beginning of the year

UNITED NATIONS, March 27. /TASS/. Moscow is concerned about the fact that terrorists still control most of Syria’s Idlib province, as well as about reports of possible chemical weapons provocations, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said at a UN Security Council meeting on Syria on Wednesday.

"The Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terror group [previously known as Jabhat al-Nusra, outlawed in Russia - TASS] controls nearly 90% of the province," he said. "Terrorists continue their raids against government forces," the Russian envoy added.

According to him, over 460 incidents of this kind have been recorded since the beginning of 2019, which killed more than 30.

"New reports saying that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham members and the much talked about White Helmets are making preparations to stage chemical provocations cause serious concern," Nebenzya pointed out.