Friday, February 12, 2016

US, Russia announce partial cease fire in Syria

A news article worth reading:

From the New York Times:

U.S. and Russia Announce Plan for Humanitarian Aid and a Cease-Fire in Syria 

Two quotations from the article:

. . . it excludes the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, and the Nusra Front, both designated as terrorist organizations by the United Nations — and highly fragile.

. . . the Russians have been bombing some rebel groups that the United States has been supplying, asserting that they are linked to the Nusra Front or other terrorist organizations.

Recently Russia has bombed Mountain Turkmen because one of them is alleged to have shot and killed a Russian pilot as he image out of his owned plane, causing a great storm of ire in Russia.  Shameful; disproportionate.

An image from the article:

Syrians waiting at a crossing gate near Kilis, Turkey, to return to Syria on Thursday.CreditBulent Kilic/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

For information on the fighting groups in Syria and their bitter hatred of one another, see Mansouled Frey Islands, 

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