4 September 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned Syrian President and his allies Iran and Russia not to "recklessly attack" Syria's rebel-held Idlib province. a mass of people could be killed. Iran called for militants to be "cleaned out" of Idlib, as it prepared for talks with Syria and Russia about confronting the last major enclave held by rebels opposed to Assad.
Syrian government forces are planning a phased offensive in Idlib and surrounding areas held by insurgents fighting Assad.