Syria Agrees To Proposed Break In Airstrikes On Aleppo

February 18, 2015 1:47 PM

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A photo provided on Sunday Feb. 15, 2015 by the Syrian anti-government group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated by the AP, shows Syrian rebels firing locally made shells against government forces in Aleppo. The UN seeks to freeze hostilities in the city.

Seeking to spare civilians from deadly fighting, UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura says that he's gotten the Assad government's promise that it won't carry out air strikes or shelling on Aleppo – if the rebel opposition also halts its attacks in the city.

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