Sunday, 6 March 2016

Stephen Cohen on the Stephen Batchelor Show - 03/01/2016

War Parties on the March in Syrian Ceasefire

War Parties on the March in Syrian Ceasefire. Stephen F. Cohen. NYU, Princeton,

A senior official from Syria's main opposition group said on Monday that a fragile international attempt to halt nearly five years of fighting was in danger of collapse because of attacks by government forces. The cessation of hostilities drawn up by Washington and Moscow faced "complete nullification" because Syrian government attacks were violating the agreement, the official of the Saudi-backed opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) said. France said there were reports of attacks on opposition forces in breach of the deal, which came into force on Saturday, and countries backing the Syrian peace process met to try to clarify the situation.

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