Russia: We do not plan a large-scale military operation in Idlib, but we will respond strongly to any attacks on civilians and our responses will be harsh
Interfax news agency quoted a source in the Russian delegation participating in the Astana tour, which will be held on 28 and 29 November to complete the formation of the Syrian Constitutional Committee, that Russia is not planning to carry out a large-scale military operation in the Syrian Idlib.
The agency quoted the source as saying Wednesday that Russia does not plan such an operation, but will respond strongly to any attacks by those factions, adding: “We will hit sources targeting the civilian population, and our responses will be harsh, but will remain within the framework of the agreement signed on September 17 in Sochi” .
He added: “We will work with the Turks to solve these problems in peaceful ways, and will move only to respond to provocations.”
It is worth mentioning that the spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry, Major General Igor Konashnikov, said in a press statement on Sunday that the intelligence of the Russian forces stationed in Syria were spotted in the demilitarized zone in the province of Idlib, which launched the projectiles of weapons to target civilians in the city of Aleppo with chemicals, as well as evidence of the preparation of the militants to repeat the chemical attack from Idlib and that Russian airliners liquidated the gunmen who bombed the city of Aleppo with chemicals on Saturday.