On Thursday, President Donald Trump issued a warning to Syrian President Bashar al Assad as well as Russia and Iran amid their assault on the last rebel stronghold in the war-torn country. Trump has previously urged Assad and his allies to halt an operation on the Idlib province since last fall, as Assad tries to use his military to retake the country after nearly nine years of war.
“Russia, Syria, and Iran are killing, or on their way to killing, thousands of innocent civilians in Idlib Province,” Trump tweeted. “Don’t do it! Turkey is working hard to stop this carnage.” However unlike his previous warnings, Trump’s tweet on Thursday did not include a threat to retaliate.
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