The UN’s special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said a cessation of hostilities across Syria was vital if another bloody battle was to be avoided.









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A senior UN official warned on Friday that the Syrian civilians who were evacuated from Aleppo might encounter a similar situation in their new place of refuge.

“Many of them have gone to Idlib, which could be, in theory, the next Aleppo,” UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said in Geneva. He also stated that a cessation of hostilities across Syria was vital in order to avoid another battle like the bloody struggle for Aleppo.

At least 34,000 civilians and opposition fighters have fled Aleppo this week, according to UN figures.







The evacuation from Aleppo earlier this week

The evacuation from Aleppo earlier this week Photo credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has stated that his military is on its way to conquering other rebel-controlled areas, adding that he shares this victory with Russia and Iran.