Iran, Turkey, Russia FMs to meet Dec. 20
Tehran, Iran, December 19
By Mehdi Sepahvand, Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iranian, Turkish and Russian top diplomats are expected to meet on December 20 in Moscow to discuss the latest developments in Syria.
The spokesperson of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Bahram Qasemi, has said that the foreign ministers of Iran, Russia and Turkey, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Sergey Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu are scheduled to meet on Tuesday, Trend's correspondent reported.
A plan for evacuation of the sick and injured from two government-held villages in Syria's Idlib province as well as evacuation of the last rebel-held enclaves in Aleppo City has stalled over the past several days.
On 18 December, the rebels reportedly set fire to several buses sent to transport the sick and injured from the two government-held villages of Foah and Kefraya in Idlib province.
Media reports suggest that the attack on the busses halted the latest efforts to evacuate the besieged areas.
Syrian army backed by Russian air strikes alongside with other allies has recently launched a massive assault to recapture the militant-held areas of the northern city of Aleppo.
Rebels took control of eastern parts of Aleppo in 2012. The latest media reports suggest that Syrian army has advanced through the rebel-held areas, though the rebels reportedly continued to resist in some parts of the city.