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    Russian Airstrikes Near Aleppo 'Complicating' Syria Peace Talks

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    Sawsan Chebli, a deputy spokeswoman for the German Foreign Office urged the Russian government to back the peace process in Syria and put pressure on the administration of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

    BERLIN (Sputnik) — A rise in the number of Russian airstrikes near Syria’s largest city of Aleppo may complicate the intra-Syrian peace talks underway in Geneva, a deputy spokeswoman for the German Foreign Office said Wednesday.

    UN-mediated talks involving government and opposition delegations from Syria kicked off last Friday. At the same time, the Syrian army reportedly launched an offensive against rebel-held areas near Aleppo.

    "The escalation in Russian airstrikes in Aleppo is complicating… the negotiations," Sawsan Chebli told reporters, describing the peace process as difficult and prone to reversal.

    A Tupolev Tu-22M3 long-range strategic and maritime strike bomber of the Russian Aerospace Forces during a combat flight to strike the Islamic State infrastructure facilities in Syria by OFAB-25-270 fragmentation high explosive bombs
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    Chebli urged the Russian government to back the peace process and put pressure on the administration of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

    Russia's Defense Ministry said on Monday that it carried out 468 sorties and destroyed over 1,300 terrorist targets in Syria over the past week, including a militant-controlled fuel depot in Aleppo.

    Russian warplanes have been flying bombing missions in Syria since last September at Damascus' request. The strikes target infrastructure belonging to radical militants, such as the Russia-outlawed Islamic State (ISIL), also known as Daesh, terrorist group.


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