A war monitoring group and rescue workers said at least four people have been killed in the air raids against the last rebel stronghold in the country. "We clearly told Russian Federation these attacks were wrong", Cavusoglu said. "The problem is that the Assad regime will eradicate all the civilians who will attempt to go through humanitarian corridors; if they're not murdered they'll be sent to jail. Work with us and the U.N.to find peace at last for Syria", she said.
People in Idlib waved flags and banners as they protested against the expected all-out government offensive.
"The problem is not only Russian and regime jets hovering about", said Omar, 53, a barber in the province.
A spokeswoman for the British Embassy did not respond to a request for comment on Black's claims, which drew condemnation from some Middle East experts.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported 68 air raids and 19 barrel bombs dropped on several towns and villages in Idlib and Hama provinces in less than three hours on Saturday.
Trump has already launched two retaliatory strikes against Syria since taking office in response to chemical attacks that killed civilians, the second of which was done in conjunction with British and French forces. Black, a decorated Vietnam War veteran and retired Pentagon lawyer, regards Assad as a protector of Syrian Christians and a buffer against Islamist extremism.
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Jake Rubenstein, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Virginia, called Black's comments "a disturbing new low".
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So the administration, which has criticized former President Barack Obama for his inaction on Syria after the war started in 2011, risks appearing powerless to prevent the three nations' plan to retake Syria's last rebel-held area.
"We expect the Turks to stand by this people", said Awwad, 31.
The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency identified Black as an "America senator" in reports on his visit. -Turkish relations deteriorate. Ties have been strained in part over Turkey's detention of a US pastor whose release the United States has demanded.
In this April 14, 2018 file photo, Damascus skies erupt with surface to air missile fire as the US launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria. A video posted by the White Helmets from the town shows their rescuers pulling a woman who was still alive from under the rubble of a caked building, as other team members warn of government helicopters hovering above them. The group has featured Black as a speaker.
James Jeffrey, who was named "representative for Syria engagement" by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, said American troops will now be tasked with ensuring the exit of all Iranian military personnel and helping to build (as the Post puts it) "a stable, nonthreatnening government acceptable to all Syrians and the global community".