Monday, September 19, 2016

Syrian Ceasefire On The Verge Of Collapse

Reuters: Syria ceasefire seen near collapse

A Syrian ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia was in deep trouble on Monday as a rebel official said it had practically failed and signaled insurgents were preparing for a full resumption of fighting.

Already widely violated since it took effect a week ago, the ceasefire came under added strain at the weekend when Russia said jets from the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State killed more than 60 Syrian soldiers in eastern Syria.

The U.S.-Russian agreement marks the second ceasefire negotiated by Washington and Moscow this year in the hope of advancing a political solution towards ending the war, now in its sixth year, that has killed hundreds of thousands of people.

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WNU Editor: Saturday's U.S. bombing of a Syrian army position that killed over 80 soldiers was the final nail in the coffin for this ceasefire. Expect heavy fighting to return in the following days.

More News On The Syrian Ceasefire On The Verge Of Collapse

Syria truce hangs in the balance amid attacks, lack of aid -- AP
Syria truce 'to end Monday evening' -- AFP
Syria ceasefire on brink of collapse after air strikes hit Aleppo -- France 24
Syria cease-fire "clinically dead," little accomplished -- CBS/AP
Syria's 7-day grace period ends with no aid and cease-fire in tatters -- Washington Post
Syria ceasefire on brink of collapse as US and Russia trade recriminations -- The Telegraph
Syria's shaky ceasefire continues to crumble -- Al Jazeera
Ceasefire on verge of collapse after strikes on Aleppo and Syrian troops -- The National
Aid stuck at border as Syria truce about to expire -- Al Jazeera
Syria Ceasefire Expires With No Sign of An Extension -- Newsweek

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