The Syrian Coalition said that Russia has lost its credibility as a sponsor of negotiations. The Coalition said that Russia proves day after day it cannot claim to be a guarantor of the political process in Syria as it is directly complicit in the crimes and terrorism perpetrated against the Syrian people.
The Coalition stressed that the latest political developments and the situation on the ground clearly show that every time Russia declares a temporary truce in Syria, it is the first to violate it through airstrikes carried out by its forces or those of the Assad regime.
On Wednesday, Russia’s Defense Ministry declared a 48-hour truce in Aleppo set to begin on Thursday night with the aim of “reducing violence and stabilizing the situation” in the city.
Russian and Regime forces soon violated the truce. Activists said they recorded no fewer than 30 beaches during the first 24 hours. Over 85 civilians were killed in aerial and artillery bombardments by Russian and regime forces on the city of Aleppo and its surrounding towns and villages on Thursday.
Breaches of the 48-hour truce recorded included: 20 by Russian forces, 13 by regime forces, 2 by the PYD militia, and 1 by Iranian-backed foreign militias.
The attacks by the Russian, regime and PYD forces were concentrated on the Castello road, the last supply route into the liberated parts of the city of Aleppo. The road was hit with over 100 missiles. Three civilians, two women and a man, were killed. Many civilian vehicles were burned as a result of the shelling on the road.
Barrel bombs dropped by regime’s helicopters also hit Alsabireen mosque in Jisr Alhaj district, causing huge fire inside the mosque.
Russian jets bombed the towns of Anadan, Khan Touman, Alzorba, Qibtan Aljabal, Kafarnaha, and Babees in rural Aleppo with the internationally-banned phosphorous. (Source: Syrian Coalition)