Russia ‘calls for 48-hour extension of Syria ceasefire’


© AFP | Syrian children slide down rubble of destroyed a building in the rebel-held city of Daraa on September 12, 2016

MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia’s defence ministry on Wednesday called for a 48-hour extension of the Syria ceasefire it brokered with the United States last week.

Moscow “calls for the extension of the cessation of hostilities on all Syrian territory for 48 hours,” Russian news agencies quoted senior Russian military officer Viktor Poznikhir as saying.

He added that rebels had violated the ceasefire 60 times since it came into force on Monday.

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