U.N. still sees big risks in Syria, despite a lull in northwest

FILE PHOTO: Jan Egeland, Special Advisor to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, attends a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

GENEVA (Reuters) – Thousands of Syrians are trapped by battles or face hard choices about returning home even though relative calm has held in the northwest for two months, the United Nations said on Thursday. Seven and a half years of war have left most remaining rebel forces boxed into northwestern Idlib province. Neighbouring Turkey […]

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