Syria Truce Halts Fighting, But Not Where It's Needed Most
U.S. and Russia helped broker a partial truce in two regions of Syria, hoping it renews peace talks, despite the escalating violence in Aleppo.By Bell Johnson | April 30, 2016
A partial truce has been announced in several regions of Syria, but fighting continues to escalate in Aleppo in the country's northwest.
The Syrian army released a statement calling the agreement a "regime of calm." The truce is scheduled to last for a day in a suburb of Damascus and for three days in Latakia, also in the country's northwest region.
As violence halts in other places, Aleppo is an exception. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports 44 people have been killed in the region over a two-day period this week.