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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Russia and the United States attempted to stop the fighting in Aleppo

Representatives from Russia and the USA on Sunday was followed by statements about the efforts to stop the fighting in Aleppo and renew the fragile ceasefire. This was stated arrived in Geneva, U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry and the head of the Russian coordination centre for reconciliation in Syria, Lieutenant General, Kurylenko. In 10 days of fighting between government troops and rebels in Aleppo killed more than 250 people, destroyed the hospital of al-Quds, killing 27 people.

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Russia and the United States have taken steps to establish a truce in Aleppo, where the last few days government forces are battling members of the armed groups opposed to the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

So, according to BBC, U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry on Sunday 1 may, arrived in Geneva where he will attempt to hold talks to strengthen the cease-fire in Syria.

At the same time the head of the Russian coordination centre for reconciliation in Syria, Lieutenant General Sergei Kurylenko announced the beginning of active negotiations on a regime of silence in Aleppo. He did not specify, who and who conducts such negotiations.

Now about half of Aleppo is under the control of government forces and the other under the control of armed groups. In Russia previously, these units were also considered to be terrorist, in the USA insist that they are rebels and subjects of the ceasefire agreement.

On Sunday the armed forces shelled part of Aleppo, where government forces. In response, Syrian aircraft carried out strikes on the Aleppo districts, not controlled by Damascus. In all, over the last 10 days in Aleppo killed at least 250 people. Often the victims are civilians.

John Kerry, speaking in Geneva, said that the hope is that it will be possible to make progress in Syria. He also expressed hope for cooperation with Russia and the fact that Damascus will listen to and react.

With regard to the Syrian authorities, while they have extended the ceasefire in the Damascus area. However, while the official report says nothing about Aleppo. On Monday it was reported that representatives of the city of Muadamiya signed the agreement on the observance of the ceasefire. But the city is in the province of Damascus.

The Russian defense Ministry announced that was taken in the village of Balas in the province of Aleppo humanitarian aid. Local residents receive medical care.

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