Monday, August 15, 2016

Russian Defense Minister Hints On A U.S. - Russia Alliance To Battle Militants For The Syrian City Of Aleppo

Reuters: Russia says close to joint military action with U.S. in Aleppo: agencies

Russia and the United States are close to starting joint military action against militants in Syria's Aleppo, Russian news agencies on Monday quoted Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu as saying.

Fighting for control of the divided city of some 2 million people has intensified in recent weeks and there have been some gains for rebel groups battling Syrian government forces.

Russia backs Syrian President Bashar al Assad in the five-year-old Syria conflict, while the United States wants to see Assad step down. But both are participating in talks to try to find a political solution to end the civil war.

Senior Russian and U.S. military officials have held Geneva negotiations on Aleppo and on restoring an overall ceasefire, U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said last Thursday.

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1 comment:

RRH said...

It isn't going to happen anymore than the "alliance" with Turkey over the same issue will.