Idlib province and adjacent rural areas form the largest piece of territory still held by Syria's rebels, worn down by a succession of regime victories in recent months.
Last week the French ambassador, whose country also vowed to strike Syria if what it deems credible chemical allegations emerge, said during a U.N. Security Council meeting on Idlib: "Syria is once again at the edge of an abyss".
Jeffrey, the new Syria envoy, and Joel Rayburn, the State Department's deputy assistant secretary for Near Eastern affairs, likely worked hard in recent weeks to convince the president that maintaining a longer-term USA presence in Syria is crucial to keeping Russian and Iranian influence in the region at bay, Dalton said.
"If Bashar al-Assad secures his power all around Syria, with the exception of those pockets controlled by Turkey, this means we are on a collision course with Damascus", said former Turkish diplomat Aydin Selcen, who served widely in the region.
And perhaps more alarming is that the report details that Trump is undecided over whether new retaliatory strikes could entail expanding the attack to hit Assad allies Russian Federation and Iran this time around.
Three similar zones, on Syria's southern border with Jordan, to the east and to the north of Damascus, have since been recaptured by the Syrian army and its allies.
Ground troops from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led force, began moving against Isil remnants in the province of Deir Ezzor, the coalition said.
"There are very big reinforcements of Turkish forces inside Syria and these observation posts have now in effect become permanent military bases", Mustafa Sejari said.
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Although it opened its doors to Syrians escaping the fighting in the early years of the conflict, Turkey has since built a wall along its 900 km (560 mile) border with Syria.
During the debate this year over how to respond to the second attack, Mr. Trump's national-security team weighed the idea of hitting Russian or Iranian targets in Syria, people familiar with the discussions said.
"We will keep the refugees in Syria for the safety of both Turkey and European countries". "It is possible to abstain from using military force", Alexander Lavrentiev told reporters after talks in Geneva with United Nations envoy Staffan de Mistura.
The Russian and Syrian strikes have already displaced more than 30,000 people, and forces are targeting hospitals and other medical facilities, Haley said, adding that pro-regime forces are also "conducting ruthless "double tap strikes" on civilian volunteers like the White Helmets", in which they "strike an area, wait a few moments for first responders to arrive and then strike again".
But he said Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan were working hard to find a solution.
For four days straight, Russian air strikes and Syrian barrel bombs have pummeled Idlib, prompting a dire warning from the United Nations.
The security source said Turkey was preparing more camps, but said discussions were still continuing about the scale of the aid operation inside Syria.
Turkey is concerned about another massive influx of refugees flowing through its borders.
"The global community also needs to take responsibility", Kalin said after a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.