Thursday, September 15, 2016

Syrian Ceasefire Still Holding, But No Aid Has Been Delivered To Aleppo

Reuters: Syria ceasefire deal in balance as Aleppo aid plan stalls

Syrian government forces and rebels had yet to withdraw from a road needed to deliver aid to the city of Aleppo on Thursday, threatening the most serious international peacemaking effort in months as the sides accused each other of violating a truce.

The aid delivery to rebel-held eastern Aleppo, which is blockaded by government forces, is an important test of a U.S.-Russian deal that has brought about a significant reduction in violence since a ceasefire took effect on Monday.

The U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said the United States and Russia were expected to manage the disengagement of forces from the road, but also criticized Damascus for failing to provide permits needed to make aid deliveries to other areas.

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More News On The Syrian Ceasefire Still Holding, But No Aid Has Been Delivered To Aleppo

UN has 'problem' getting aid to Syria: lack of government OK -- AP
Syria's cease-fire holding but aid hasn't reached Aleppo yet -- FOX News/AP
Syria's war: UN appeals for passage of Aleppo aid -- Al Jazeera
Syria has not granted ‘a single permit’ to aid besieged Aleppo, says U.N. official -- Washington Post
Syrian combatants yet to withdraw from Aleppo road -- Reuters
Extremist Groups Redeploy Units to Aleppo's Northwest Amid Ceasefire in Syria -- Sputnik
'Death Road' stands in way of crucial aid to eastern Aleppo -- CNN
Rebel says Aleppo due to get aid Friday, but has little hope it will -- Reuters

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