Press consultations on eastern Aleppo
- While Wednesday again fierce fighting erupted in the eastern Syrian city of Aleppo, foreign ministers are trying to resurrect the file Tuesday new life. The Russian Minister Sergey Lavrov has among others with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on ending the fighting in Aleppo said.
Lavrov also spoke with American colleague John Kerry. Lavrov said rebels themselves not complying with the agreement. Kerry also received phone Aleppo from the Turkish Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
Tuesday seemed to work out a plan of Ankara and Moscow to stop the fight and to the evacuation of rebels and civilians from the besieged district possible. The weapons were silent and buses were ready to evacuate among others wounded. But that did not take place, according to some observers because Shiite Iranian-backed militias threw a spanner in the works. Also resumed air strikes on the city.
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