Russian Aircraft bomb Aleppo ending cease fire agreement with United States
Some initial reports are coming in that Russia has resumed its bombing campaign in Syria.
“Russian aircrafts are bombing towns in Southern and Western Aleppo tonight” in a tweet sent out a few moments ago:
الطيران الروسي يقصف مجدداً ريفي حلب الغربي والجنوبي . روسيا لا عهد لها ولا ضمان لها
— ابو الهدى الحمصي (@aboalhodaalhoms) October 2, 2017
Zouhir AlShimale, a Freelance Journalist based in eastern Aleppo wrote: “Breaking: Arial attacks against many rural targets in Aleppo in Zurbah & Khan_Toman”
— Zouhir_AlShimale (@ZouhirAlShimale) October 2, 2017
Syrian Ceasefire agreement
The U.S. and Russia agreed on Friday to establish a cease-fire in southern Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. The cease-fire, which begins Sunday at noon local time, marks the nations’ first joint effort under the Trump administration to curb the violence in Syria’s ongoing, six-year civil war. Tillerson said President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin reached the “defined agreement” during a lengthy two-hour conversation for which both he and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov were present.
This is significant because this is the first report that Russia has resumed its bombing campaign in Aleppo since the cease fire agreement was made between President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit.
What will be President Trump’s response be to Russia?
If I had to guess it will be something along the lines of, “Russia just violated our very beautiful cease fire agreement that lasted a long time, longer than many predicted”.