UN: ceasefire reduced level of violence in Syria

The ceasefire in Syria came into force on Monday, September 12.

14 September 2016 16:26

Humanitarian organizations have recorded a sharp decline in the number of civilian casualties in the first day of the truce in Syria. The ceasefire came into effect on Monday evening, reported the BBC.

United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said that the priority in Syrian issue is to deliver the humanitarian aid to the eastern districts of the city of Aleppo held by Syrian rebels.

Damascus has warned it will not allow to send humanitarian aid to the rebels-controlled areas of Aleppo without the authorities’ approval. The ceasefire in Syria came into force on September, 12.

After long negotiations with the US Russia, cooperating with official Damascus, agreed the conditions for a temporary cease-fire. The Syrian government has pledged not to bomb certain areas of the country, and the opposition forces should distance themselves from extremist groups "Al-Nusra Front" and "Islamic state."

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