Paris / AFP
The ceasefire in Syria “is about to collapse,” an official from the opposition said in an interview published on Sunday, just days before the resumption of peace talks in Geneva.
“Over the last 10 days we have seen a very serious deterioration and the ceasefire is about to collapse,” BassmaKodmani, a member of the High Negotiations Committee of the Syrian opposition, told Journal du Dimanche, saying “the use of barrel bombs has resumed”. “The US-Russian mission monitoring the ceasefire is powerless,” she told the French newspaper.
A fragile ceasefire between Syrian President Bashar Al Assad’s regime forces supported by Russian air strikes and the rebels brokered by the United States and Russia has largely held since February 27.