Tag: cease fire

Turkish soldiers stand in a Turkish army tank driving back to Turkey from the Syrian-Turkish border town of Jarabulus on September 2, 2016 in the Turkish-Syrian border town of Karkamis

U.S. and Russia Announce Ceasefire for Syria After Trump-Putin Meeting

On Friday, as President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the U.S. State Department confirmed the two sides had reached a ceasefire agreement in Syria. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called it, “the first indication of the U.S. and Russia being able to work together in Syria.”

AP Photo

Iran Says U.S. Not Welcome at Syria Peace Talks

The post-Obama power axis in the Middle East continues taking shape. On Tuesday, President Obama’s respected negotiating partners in Tehran declared the U.S. would not be welcome at Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan next week.

SYRIA, ALEPPO : Syrian emergency personnel secure a street after rockets reportedly fired by rebels hit Al-Dabbeet hospital in the government-controlled neighbourhood of Muhafaza in the northern city of Aleppo on May 3, 2016. The rebel fire on the hospital killed at least three women and wounded another 17 people, state news agency SANA said. / AFP PHOTO / GEORGE OURFALIAN

U.S., Russia Extend Syrian ‘Cessation of Hostilities’ to Aleppo

Despite the much-touted “cessation of hostilities” agreement in Syria, which was supposed to halt attacks from all parties except ISIS and al-Qaeda, furious battles between rebels and Syrian government forces continue to inflict heavy casualties in the strategically vital city of Aleppo.

101 Years Ago Today, Christmas Truce Halted World War I

One hundred and one years ago, the Christmas Truce of 1914 was a spontaneous cease-fire and a day of Christian brotherhood for both sides of the No Man’s Land along the Western Front. The event was kept secret by senior military officers and government censors as an embarrassing breakdown in military discipline.