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UN Urges Diplomacy to Avert War in Rebel-Held Idlib

A U.N. official is calling for more time to give diplomacy a chance in Idlib, the last rebel-held area in northeastern Syria. The U.N. Senior Adviser for Syria, Jan Egeland, warns that a government military offensive to retake the province could risk the lives of 3 million civilians who have nowhere to run. Egeland says he is relieved a Russian-Turkish agreement on Idlib is holding, despite the failure of militants and rebels to meet a deadline for their withdrawal from a buffer zone...

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