US ‘very concerned’ about Syrian regime offensive near Aleppo

Residents remove debris after an airstrike on the rebel held al-Maysar neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria, April 11, 2016. (Reuters)

The United States is “very concerned” about reports of a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive near the country’s second city Aleppo, a senior administration official in Washington told AFP on Thursday.

“Such actions could well violate the cessation of hostilities, which has held for nearly seven weeks but has been under increasing pressure in recent weeks,” the official said, reiterating a call for Russia to “cease any provocative actions in Syria.”

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