UN chief calls for end to fighting between Turkey, Syria in Idlib

A Turkish military convoy of tanks and armoured vehicles passes through the Syrian town of Dana, east of the Turkish-Syrian border in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province. (AFP)

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Tuesday for an end to fighting between Turkey and Syria in Syria’s opposition-held province of Idlib on Tuesday.

Guterres told reporters it was “extremely worrying” that the Turkish army and the Syrian army were now “bombing each other” in the restive northwest region.

“My strong appeal is for a cessation of hostilities,” he said.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57