Posts Tagged ‘Council of Ministers (Syria)’

Cessation of hostilities in Aleppo to be announced in coming hours – Lavrov

(Media Release) A cessation of hostilities in the Syrian city of Aleppo will be announced in the coming hours, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday after talks with UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura. Lavrov added that the US and Russian militaries are currently holding talks on the Aleppo ceasefire. “I hope that […]

Syria: Russia’s continuing war

(Media Release) All the signs are that as the partial truce in Syria fails and the peace talks falter, the Russian military and its Syrian allies are gearing up for a new offensive in and around Aleppo. Last week, the Pentagon said forces loyal to the Syrian government were beginning “to mass and concentrate combat […]

Syria conflict: Russia air strikes ‘killed 200 civilians’

(Media Release) At least 200 civilians were killed in Russian air strikes in Syria from 30 September to 29 November, an Amnesty International report says. Quoting witnesses, the human rights group accuses Russia of using cluster bombs in civilian areas, and says such attacks could constitute war crimes. Moscow insists it is targeting only the […]

Syria conflict: Aleppo civilians suffer ‘unthinkable atrocities’

(Media Release) Civilians in Syria’s second city of Aleppo are suffering unthinkable atrocities, Amnesty International says. A new report alleges that government forces and many rebel groups are committing war crimes on a daily basis. The government has reportedly stepped up its bombardment of Aleppo in recent weeks in response to a rebel offensive. President […]

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