French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called for an immediate meeting of the international Syria task force after breaches of the truce were reported. The international Syria task force was to meet Monday to look at breaches in the ceasefire declared this weekend.
“We have received indications that attacks, including air strikes are continuing in areas controlled by the moderate opposition,” Ayrault said today on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. “This must all, of course, be verified. France has therefore asked that the task force overseeing the implementation of the cessation of hostilities meets without delay.”
The Syrian Coalition called on the UN Security Council to act against violations committed by the Assad regime during the early hours of the truce, and which continue to happen today.
Few hours after the “cessation of hostilities” was declared, the Assad regime and Russia violated the deal in many areas across Syria. Activists said that regime forces and the Russian warplanes have so far launched nearly 65 attacks on rebel-areas across Syria after the “cessation of hostilities” took effect last Friday, especially in Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Dara’a and Rural Damascus.
Twelve civilians were killed in a Russian airstrike on rural Aleppo on Sunday, with activists in the area saying they documented victims with their full names. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Agencies)