Errant Bombing of Syrian Troops Weakens U.S. Effort to Curb Violence

September 19, 2016 12:22 AM

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Errant Bombing of Syrian Troops Weakens U.S. Effort to Curb Violence

American officials accused Russia of not pressing the Assad government to stop military activity and allow in humanitarian aid. Mr. Kerry, appearing on CNN on Sunday morning, called on Russia to stop “grandstanding” and to push the Assad government to honor the Geneva agreement, including allowing the delivery of aid to besieged areas.

“The biggest judgment they need to make is to stop Assad from bombing people indiscriminately, which he continues to do,” Mr. Kerry said. “To allow him to continue to go after opposition, pretending that they are Nusra, is in and of itself a huge challenge to this effort.”

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