Pierre Le Corf, founder of the NGO “WeAreSuperHeroes,” who has been living in Syria’s Aleppo for over 2 years, has offered some insight into the escalating situation in Idlib, terrorists’ last stronghold, in an interview with Sputnik France.
In light of the Syrian government’s preparations for a large-scale military operation in the rebel-held province of Idlib, the founder of the NGO “WeAreSuperHeroes,” Pierre Le Corf, has told Sputnik that he fears a fresh provocation from militants.
According to Le Corf, terrorists’ principal aim is to prompt a Western intervention – something that would exacerbate the chaos in Syria, which has been engulfed in a war for over seven years.
“It will not be just a battle [in Idlib]. This is the last chance for Western forces (including my country, France) to interfere in the situation in Syria, to find an excuse to be able to start off a more global conflict. […] The day when the battle for Idlib is over, the coalition – Europe and the US – will lose the war in Syria, this will be the end. ”
Le Corf, who has been living in Aleppo since 2016, has revealed that the city is still being shelled from its western outskirts due to its proximity to Idlib, which is the last remaining stronghold of insurgency in the country.
“People do not think about it, they have been living like this for years. They believe that all this will not stop soon. They are rather ignoring all this than are afraid. People are tired; they do not want to think about it, even if fighting continues in Aleppo.”
“Now we live in close proximity to the largest combat zone in Syria,” Le Corf said, pointing to the presence of multiple belligerent parties in the area.
The activist also spoke about his work, how he has helped children both in western and eastern Aleppo, which was long controlled by jihadists. Pierre hopes that the Syrians will continue his work no matter what happens.
“No one wants to work in eastern Aleppo because people are still afraid. But if they [the children] are not helped, tomorrow there will be 30,000 new jihadists. This is the problem of the country; this is a problem that, in theory, the government should solve. If tomorrow something happens to me – I’ve been very lucky so far, I was wounded only once – I’m afraid that all these projects, which only my association is running, will be halted.”