Stephen Doughty MP questions the Government on Idlib, Syria

10 September 2018

Former Shadow Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Minister, Stephen Doughty, asked an urgent question in the House of Commons on the political and humanitarian situation in and around Idlib in Syria. 

The Minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, responded on behalf of the Government, which he said "is extremely concerned about the escalating military action by Russia and the Syrian regime, which is putting at risk nearly 3 million civilians who have sought shelter in Idlib and the surrounding area".

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