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SYRIA WAR: UN SHARES GPS COORDINATES OF HOSPITALS, SCHOOLS IN IDLIB WITH MAJOR POWERS

GENEVA, The United Nations has shared the GPS coordinates of 235 protected sites in the Syrian province of Idlib, including schools and hospitals, with the Russia, Turkey and U.S.-led coalition amid fears of an all-out military assault, a senior U.N. aid official said.

Panos Moumtzis, U.N. regional humanitarian coordinator for the Syria crisis, also quoted a Russian official as telling a humanitarian task force in Geneva that "every effort to find a peaceful solution to the problem is being made at the moment".

The United Nations is working 24/7 to ensure assistance if an estimated 900,000 people flee the rebel-held area of 2.9 million, Moumtzis said.

"In no way am I saying we are ready. What is important is that we are doing our maximum to ensure a level of readiness."

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK