Kerry urges Assad regime to quit bombing contested Aleppo

May 1, 2016 9:19 AM

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Kerry urges Assad regime to quit bombing contested Aleppo

Secretary of State John Kerry urged Syrian government forces Saturday to stop bombarding the city of Aleppo as it moves in to retake it.

Kerry said the priority was “a durable, nationwide cessation.” The UN envoy for Syria and the lead opposition negotiator have urged the U.S. and Russia to step in and take control of peace talks as a fragile truce hangs in the balance.

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