Kerry demands Russia rein in Syrian forces: official

Syrian government forces patrol the town of Khan Tuman, south of Aleppo on April 11, 2016

Washington (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry called his Russian counterpart Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday to demand that Moscow press its Syrian allies to respect a crumbling ceasefire.

“Secretary Kerry said the United States expected Russia to urge the regime to comply with the cessation and that we would work with the opposition to do the same,” US spokesman John Kirby said.


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