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Syria Truce on Threat to Collapse

Staffan de Mistura, the UN Syria envoy & the US President, Barrack Obama said that they fear the fragile truce in Syria collapsing.

Over 17 people were declared died in the government air strikes in Aleppo in the latest violence and a Syrian warplane crashed near Damascus.

Mr. de Mistura, while speaking in Geneva had said that he wanted to request a regional summit to prevent the peace talks to fail.

Syria Truce on Threat to Collapse
Government air strikes in Aleppo have reportedly killed 18 people. (Image via BBC).

He also said that he thought that 400,000 people might have died in conflict.

The United Nations diplomat had however said that he’d “no proof” for the figure nevertheless, he said that he feared that it wasn’t far off.

He also stated that the air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo revealed there were some “very worrisome trends on ground” and suggested that “urgent efforts” were required to get cessation of hostilities “back on the track.”

During a trip to the United Kingdom, President Barrack Obama said that he was “deeply concerned” about whether the truce was “sustainable.”

According to Mr. de Mistura, the talks in Geneva with Syrian govt and the opposition delegations would carry on next week.

However, he said that a ministerial meeting of International Syria Support Group (ISSG) – including Russia, US, Iran & EU, Iran, Arab States & Turkey – was now required to save the truce.

“None of sides have renounced it, delegitimized it, and it’s still in the effect. But it’s in great trouble if we do not act quickly,” he said.

Syrian opposition delegation in Geneva, that as known as HNC (High Negotiations Committee) & the rebel forces inside Syria accused govt. of violating terms of truce brokered by Russia & US.

The rebels on Monday said that they’d begun new attacks on army in response to the alleged violations.