U.S. sees assault on Idlib as escalation of Syria conflict: Pompeo

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U.S. sees assault on Idlib as escalation of Syria conflict: Pompeo

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pauses while speaking to members of the media before boarding his plane at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said the United States views the Syrian government military assault on the rebel-held province of Idlib as an escalation of the Syrian conflict.

"The U.S sees this as an escalation of an already dangerous conflict," Pompeo said in a post on Twitter in which he also blasted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for "defending (the)Syrian and Russian assault."

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