Syria rebels give truce brokers 48 hours to end regime assault

Rebel groups set a 48-hour deadline for the US and Russian sponsors of a February ceasefire in Syria's conflict to halt a regime offensive in the Damascus area.

By: AFP | Beirut | Published: May 22, 2016 9:47:10 pm
Syria, Syria rebels, rebel groups, Syria news, Syria ceasefire, Syria ceasefire news, Rebel groups deadline, Syria deadline, Syria US, Syria Russia, US and Russian sponsors Syria, Syria conflict, Damascus, regime offensive Syria, Syria criminal regime, Syria regime Rebel groups gave the sponsors of the ceasefire a deadline to halt their brutal offensive against Daraya and Eastern Ghouta.  (Source: Reuters photo)

Rebel groups on Sunday set a 48-hour deadline for the US and Russian sponsors of a February ceasefire in Syria’s conflict to halt a regime offensive in the Damascus area.

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“We are giving the sponsors of the ceasefire 48 hours to rescue what remains of the accord and to force the criminal regime of (President Bashar al-) Assad and his allies to completely and immediately halt their brutal offensive against Daraya and Eastern Ghouta,” 29 rebel groups said in a joint statement.

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