Syria govt 'interested' in Aleppo freeze plan: UN envoy

A Syrian boy rides his bike past a destroyed building in Aleppo on November 5, 2014Syria’s government has responded with “constructive interest” to a UN proposal to suspend fighting in the second city of Aleppo, UN envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Tuesday. An Aleppo representative for the Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel group, however, effectively rejected the freeze, setting virtually impossible-to-achieve conditions. “My meetings here with the government and with President (Bashar al-) Assad gave me the feeling that they are studying very seriously and very actively the UN proposal,” De Mistura said at a press conference in Damascus.

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