With Syria Cease-fire Holding, Aid Deliveries Await Assad's OK

September 14, 2016 8:26 PM

19 0

A Syrian cease-fire brokered by the U.S. and Russia appeared to be generally holding across the war-torn country Wednesday, but aid distribution to besieged towns and areas - a key part of the deal - remains on hold. The Syrian government has insisted any humanitarian assistance to the city of Aleppo has to be coordinated with Damascus.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon tried to break the impasse, urging Washington and Moscow Wednesday to push all warring sides in Syria to agree safe passage for desperately needed aid.

Also read: Assad pledges to regain control of northern Syria by force if needed

Read more

To category page