Partial Truce Said to Be Restored in Syria, but Not Yet in Aleppo

30 Apr 2016   Syria

BEIRUT, Lebanon — As Syria convulsed from the bloodiest week there in months, the United States and Russia declared on Friday that they had won agreement for a new partial truce in several strategic areas, but that it would not immediately include Aleppo, the divided city where recent attacks killed more than 200 people. State Department officials insisted that Aleppo would eventually be included and that they would be working with Russia to ensure that the truce’s geographic reach would extend to the city. Fighting in Aleppo over the past week shattered a respite created by the cease-fire that had prevailed for the past two months. But it was hard to escape the conclusion that Russia, which is supporting the Syrian government, had not agreed to include Aleppo in what the United States called a reaffirmation of the original truce. Official Russian and Syrian government news media announced that […]

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