US says Syrian air strikes a violation of truce deal

US says Syria ceasefire 'largely holding' but with continued violations (File Photo: Reuters)

The United States said on Friday air strikes by Syrian government forces that reportedly hit civilians were a clear violation of the cessation of hostilities.

The United States urged Russia to use its influence with the Syrian government to encourage it to abide by the cessation of hostilities, which took effect on Feb. 27, State Department spokesman John Kirby said at a daily press briefing.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48