Syria says US seeking 'failure' of truce, backing IS

The US-Russian deal to halt a five-year war that has killed more than 300,000 people is on the brink of collapse after US-led airstrikes killed scores of Syrian soldiers on Saturday and a barrage of bombing raids hit rebel-held districts in AleppoSyria’s UN ambassador accused the United States on Sunday of seeking the failure of a ceasefire in his country and backing the Islamic State group with a US-led coalition strike on Syrian soldiers. “The objective of this US aggression is to bring about the failure of the truce agreed between Russia and the United States,” said Bashar Jaafari, Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations, speaking to journalists through an interpreter at a Non-Aligned Movement summit in Venezuela. The US-Russian deal to halt a five-year war that has killed more than 300,000 people is on the brink of collapse after US-led airstrikes killed scores of Syrian soldiers on Saturday and a barrage of bombing raids hit rebel-held districts in the city of Aleppo on Sunday.

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