Aid agencies pull out of Idlib in face of new terror threat


Fear of aid money being diverted by Tahrir al-Sham has led donors to cut funding

In Syria’s Idlib province, the dust has largely settled after last month’s dramatic takeover of the area by al-Qaida-linked fighters. As a result, however, international organisations have withdrawn aid and support for schools and hospitals – and Idlib’s 3 million residents are beginning to feel the pinch.

Idlib, the last pocket of Syria that remains outside President Bashar al-Assad’s control, was spared an assault by the regime and Russia last autumn, after an 11th hour truce brokered by Moscow and Ankara.

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Tags: Russia, Society, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Aid, Global development, Moscow, Bashar Al Assad, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Al Qaida, Ankara, Idlib, Tahrir al Sham

Source:  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/12/aid-agencies-pull-out-of-idlib-in-face-of-new-terror-threat-syria



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