damascus - The cease-fire in the Syrian city of Aleppo is extended by the Syrian army from Tuesday with another 48 hours. This has the state news agency SANA reported Monday.
The battle in and around Aleppo has flared in recent weeks and has thus bring down other files and the peace talks in Geneva. To defuse the conflict be made again locally agreements since late last month on cessation of fighting. That started in the vicinity of the capital, Damascus, and then there were files in the north of the coastal province of Latakia and Aleppo since Wednesday. Despite a major attack on rebel positions on Friday the army southwest of Aleppo, the file is maintained.
Moscow and Washington have together pledged Monday to do more to persuade the warring parties to drop the weapons. This would also help to bring in the efforts to relaunch the peace talks in Geneva. On February 27, went to many parties in the Syrian Civil War armistice in which lasted about two months.