Lavrov: Ceasefire truce could extend to Aleppo in the next few hours

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during his meeting with United Nations envoy for Syria in Moscow on May 3, 2016. / AFP / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during his meeting with United Nations envoy for Syria in Moscow on May 3, 2016. / AFP / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV

The Russian Foreign Secretary, Sergei Lavrov has announced that a unilateral truce declared by the Syrian military could extend to the city of Aleppo “in the next few hours”.

Lavrov said Tuesday that Russia has been working with the UN and the US to include Aleppo in the “regime of calm” that has covered Damascus and Lattakia since last Saturday.

However, the Russian Foreign Secretary, Sergei Lavrov, warned that rebels would have to leave areas where “allied jihadist militants” were being targeted.

It is worth mentioning that more than 250 people have been killed in Aleppo in the past 10 days, while today reports say that over 20 people killed in different attacks on Assad-held areas, one of which is a hospital in Al-Muhafadha neighborhood in Aleppo.

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