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Syria: Russian drone shows Aleppo as ceasefire enters third day01:27

Syria: Russian drone shows Aleppo as ceasefire enters third day

Syrian Arab Republic, Aleppo
September 15, 2016 at 10:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

Drone footage released by the Russian Ministry of Defence on Thursday shows war-torn Aleppo, as the the ceasefire which came into force on Monday evening enters its third day.

The ceasefire is the first step in part of what could be a weeklong truce throughout Syria was negotiated by the US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. It has has been given the consent of the Syrian government and anti-government militias fighting in the country. However, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as Jahbat al-Nusra before their break with al-Qaeda, and the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) are not included in the ceasefire.

One of the focuses of the truce has been to improve humanitarian corridors so as to send aid those most heavily affected by the fighting, particularly in Aleppo.

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Drone footage released by the Russian Ministry of Defence on Thursday shows war-torn Aleppo, as the the ceasefire which came into force on Monday evening enters its third day.

The ceasefire is the first step in part of what could be a weeklong truce throughout Syria was negotiated by the US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. It has has been given the consent of the Syrian government and anti-government militias fighting in the country. However, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as Jahbat al-Nusra before their break with al-Qaeda, and the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) are not included in the ceasefire.

One of the focuses of the truce has been to improve humanitarian corridors so as to send aid those most heavily affected by the fighting, particularly in Aleppo.

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