Sputnik: US Not Going to Cooperate With Russia on Idlib - Pentagon8 September 2018 | 22:50 | FOCUS News Agency
The Russian Defense Ministry stated earlier that terrorists in the rebel-held Syrian city of Idlib have almost completed their preparations for a provocation involving chemical weapons.
"US military officials believe there is a more effective way to do counterterrorism operations than major conventional operations in Idlib. The chairman said the United States was not talking about cooperating, but about using US capabilities to spot the terrorists — even in an urban environment — and take them out with a minimum of civilian casualties," the US Department of Defense said, citing Gen. Joseph Dunford.
According to Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, he has not spoken with his Russian counterpart, Army General Valery Gerasimov, since the crisis in Idlib began and that he does not plan to communicate with him yet.
The Pentagon spokesman has also reported that, according to estimates, about 20-30 thousand terrorists have entered Idlib to "hide among hundreds of thousands of people" who have fled violence in other areas of Syria.
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