Russia and the United States in the negotiations on settling the situation in Syria are exploring the possibility of joint operation in Aleppo in mid-September. About it “Interfax” said a source in Geneva, close to the Russian-American consultations.
“The parties are discussing the possibility of starting the application of coordinated strikes on militants in Aleppo about the middle of September,” — said the Agency interlocutor.
In his words, to “this moment” in the city of Aleppo and the surrounding area will have to remain only those militants who were not willing to lay down their arms. Remaining in Aleppo militants will be blocked and will be subject to destruction,” the source said.
Will the strikes take part, the Syrian air force, he said.
Coordination of the US military and Syria was discussed by the foreign Ministers of the two countries, John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov on Friday, August 26. Their 12-hour negotiations was preceded by consultations of Russian and American specialists.
After the talks, Lavrov said that Moscow and Washington have agreed to “intensify bilateral contacts in the last few weeks somehow sagged, frozen”, including contacts between the leadership of the Russian base Hamim and representatives of the American command in the Jordanian capital Amman. The head of the Russian foreign Ministry has called one of the tasks of the coordination of air and space forces of Russia and the US-led coalition. We are talking about that aircraft, which operates in the Syrian sky, effectively fought with [banned in Russia] Islamic state and Jabhat al-Nusra,” — said Lavrov.