Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Syria conflict: Russia hopes to extend truce to Aleppo - BBC News | Russia Sees Aleppo Truce Within Hours as UN Looks to Renew Talks - Bloomberg | U.S., Russia to Open Center in Geneva to Monitor Syria Truce | News | The Moscow Times

Министр иностранных дел России Сергей Лавров (слева) и специальный посланник ООН по Сирии Стаффан де Мистура
Ъ - От сирийских переговоров ждут многого

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Syria conflict: Russia hopes to extend truce to Aleppo - BBC News


Many killed in Aleppo as fierce fighting shatters Syria’s fragile truce | World news | The Guardian


Opposition-held area of city at risk of siege as violence erupts days after halt in peace talks and deployment of Russian artillery
Forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad are buoyed by recent battlefield advances, largely the result of massive Russian aerial bombardment of rebels fighting to overthrow the Syrian dictator. But progress in recent weeks has been slow with the partial withdrawal of Russian forces ordered by the Kremlin.
Government forces hope to encircle east Aleppo, which is held by the opposition, and are also fighting in the countryside to cut supply lines in the north from Turkey.