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    Syria: Blown-Up Truce in Aleppo

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    World powers are making desperate efforts to prevent Syria from sliding back into another outbreak of war after the Russian-US ceasefire, brokered in February, ran into major trouble due to the dramatic rise of terrorist attacks.

    In an article titled “Violence in Syria escalates; world leaders seek truce in Aleppo”, carried by the Associated Press, the outlet reports that:

    “Shells and mortar rounds are raining down on every neighborhood of Aleppo," said Aleppo-based health official Mohammad Hazouri, speaking from Al-Razi hospital. He said four people were killed and more than 30 wounded in Dubeet hospital alone, adding that half the casualties at the hospital were women and children.”

    It goes on to explain that:

    “The Syrian military said in a statement it was repelling a wide-scale attack on Aleppo launched by "terrorists" — a government term that includes all armed groups fighting President Bashar Assad's forces.

    Tuesday's statement said the attack was preceded by heavy shelling of residential areas of the city, which caused civilian casualties. The army said the multi-pronged attack on Aleppo was launched by armed terrorist groups, including Al Qaeda's branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, Ahrar al-Sham and the Army of Islam.”

    Alex Bratersky, political commentator at the Gazeta.Ru (studio guest) and Max Suchkov, member of the Russian International Affairs Council and columnist at Al-Monitor commented on the issue.

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    escalation, truce, Daesh, Al-Nusra Front, Bashar al-Assad, Syria, Aleppo
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