Syrian government agrees to ceasefire in Aleppo

Arab World Materials 17 January 2014 14:14 (UTC +04:00)

The Syrian government supports a Russian-US plan for a regional ceasefire in the embattled northern city of Aleppo, dpa reported.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem says he has asked his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, for help to secure a truce in the city that is witnessing fierce battles for control between rival Islamist groups and government forces.