US, Russia discuss Syria ceasefire

Dhaka,  Wed,  26 October 2016
Published : 15 Oct 2016, 17:45:28

US, Russia discuss Syria ceasefire

New talks are set to start in Switzerland as the US and Russia try to broker another ceasefire in Syria, reports BBC.

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia's Sergei Lavrov are meeting delegates from Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Qatar in the city of Lausanne.

Since the collapse of a short-lived truce in September, Syria and its ally Russia have stepped up bombardment of rebel-held eastern Aleppo.

Leading charities have called for a 72-hour ceasefire for aid deliveries.

But officials have played down any hopes of a breakthrough.

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