Syria prepared to suspend Aleppo bombing, says UN envoy

February 18, 2015 11:37 PM

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Syria prepared to suspend Aleppo bombing, says UN envoy

As fighting surged north of Aleppo yesterday, United Nations envoy Staffan de Mistura said the Syrian government was prepared to suspend aerial bombardment and artillery shelling of insurgent-held areas of the city for six weeks from a date to be announced in Damascus.

At least 70 Syrian army soldiers and 86 insurgents from al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, other fundamentalist and western-supported factions have died in clashes during a government offensive to cut off supply lines for insurgent-held quarters of Aleppo, according to the Britain-based opposition ...

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