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    The Russian Defense Ministry is disappointed with Washington’s slow response to requests to share data on terrorist-held areas in Syria and progress in withdrawing rebels from the key road to Aleppo, senior military official from Russia said Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The truce, agreed by Russia and the United States on September 9, required Washington to separate moderate opposition forces from jihadist groups and remove rebels from the Castello Road on Aleppo’s outskirts, which is a key route into the eastern part of the city.

    "We have to note extremely low activity of US colleagues in addressing our legitimate concern. For instance, we submitted to Americans a total of 16 information requests since the first day of the truce, September 12, 2016," Col. Alexander Zorin, the Defense Ministry’s special envoy to Geneva said.

    The Russian military requested data on terrorist-controlled areas, US plans of pulling out armed groups from the Castello Road, proposals to set up a round-the-clock "hotline" between the Russian military case in Syria’s western Latakia province and their US counterparts, as well as investigation of ceasefire violations by Syrian opposition forces.

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    terrorists, The Syrian war, Russian Defense Ministry, Alexander Zorin, Aleppo, Syria, Russia, United States
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