Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Syrian opposition leader Nasr Hariri has reminded the international community that the country needs to help millions of civilians who are under threat in Idlib, the last opposition-controlled region.
Speaking to reporters in Istanbul, Hariri said the Syrian army had stepped up its attacks and described Idlib as a disaster zone.
After nearly nine weeks of shelling, forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad launched a ground operation in the East and south of Idlib last week, forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes.
The United Nations has warned of a humanitarian crisis in Idlib, where 3 million civilians live, and urged the sides to act modestly.
Hariri, the head of the Syrian opposition negotiating Supreme Council, said large numbers of people were headed to the Turkish border and that a new wave of migration could be triggered.
Hariri added that a permanent path of peace should be found in Idlib, rather than a temporary ceasefire that risks collapsing at any moment.