Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura calls for humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians

The United Nations has called on Russia, Iran and Turkey to forestall a battle in Syria’s Idlib province that would affect millions of civilians and could involve both sides using chlorine as a chemical weapon.

UN Syria envoy, Staffan de Mistura, told reporters on Thursday there was a high concentration of foreign fighters in Idlib, including an estimated 10,000 terrorists, but it would be better to set up humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians than rush into a battle that could prove to be a “perfect storm”.

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