The Pentagon warned Russia that Syria's army would have serious consequences if it attacked Idlib.
[Global Times synthesis] Idlib has become the last stronghold of the Syrian opposition, but also the Syrian government and Russia and Iran, with the Syrian opposition armed forces, the United States and its allies to fight the battlefield.
Pentagon spokesman Pahon said at a news conference Tuesday that the United States and its allies were concerned that Syrian government forces backed by Russia and Iran would have serious consequences if they attacked Idlib, AP reported. Reported that the Syrian government is gathering troops to Idlib, and Russia has carried out air strikes on Idlib for several weeks. U. N. investigators said Wednesday that Syrian government troops were suspected of using chlorine in three attacks near Damascus and were guilty of war crimes. Pahon also questioned the significance of the continued existence of Russian warships off the coast of Syria, and stressed that Russian warships must comply with international law and operate safely. "Voice of America" 13 reported that the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Haley said that the United States will take any large-scale military strikes against Idlib as a "brazen escalation", and warned Russia to prevent that from happening.
The U.S. Naval Academy News Network said on the 12th that the U.S. has recently sent F-35B stealth fighters off the Horn of Africa, across the Suez Canal from Russia's fleet in the Mediterranean. This is the first time the US Army has deployed F-35B fighters in the Middle East. Russia's "truth" said that the United States claimed to be ready to use the aircraft in Syria. In this regard, Russian parliamentarians said that Russia will not be frightened, the Russian air defense system is fully capable of confronting U. S. warplanes. Meanwhile, according to the Russian satellite network reported on the 13th, the commander of the U. S. Central Command Walter said the same day that he hoped the Gulf States would participate more actively in the international coalition military operations in Syria, in order to confront Iran's influence in the region. (Liu Yupeng)
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