Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan calls a Turkish intervention in Syria's Idlib Governorate "imminent" after talks with Russia fail to reach what he describes as their "desired result". Erdoğan threatens to launch an operation in Idlib by the end of the month. Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov calls Turkish involvement in the battle "the worst scenario". The countries support opposing sides in the war.
A rocket attack hits a hospital in the Syrian city of Aleppo, killing three civilians. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack was part of a bigger shelling that killed 19 more people.
Tehran, Iran, hosts a foreign ministers' conference on Syria, but the attendees remain unknown. Russia is to be represented by its ambassador to Iran. [https:--www.reuters.com-article-2012-08-09-us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8610SH20120809 (Reuters)] [http:--english.ruvr.ru-2012_08_08-Russian-ambassador-to-attend-Syria-meeting-in-Tehran- (The Voice of Russia)]date=August 2019