Fearing Carnage, U.N. Panel Urges Rebels and Al-Qaeda-Linked Terrorists to Withdraw From Civilian Areas in Idlib

September 14, 2018 | 12:06 AM EDT

A U.N. expert panel on Syria is urging anti-Assad rebels – which include jihadist groups with ties to al-Qaeda – to withdraw from populated areas in Idlib, to avoid civilian carnage as an Assad regime offensive gets underway.