After one week of the biggest attempt at Peace in #Syria since the beginning of the war, the cease-fire negotiated by the US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Serguéi Lavrov seems to be falling apart. The constant violations of the cease-fire, the US’s bombing of forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad and the blockade of the Humanitarian Aid at the Turkish border have been the main reasons for the end of a cease-fire that was already born wounded.
Attack on UN convoy
Yesterday - 19th of September – convoys departed from Turkey in an attempt to deliver Humanitarian Aid to close to 250.000 people who have had no aid since July.
The route and schedule of the convoy, which were forwarded to all parties involved in the conflict operating close to the city of Aleppo, was hit close to the said city killing a total of 11 people and halting the delivery.
The United Nations has decided to stop the delivery of any Humanitarian Aid until there is enough certainty that it can be done in a safe way. As the United States accuses #Russia of the airstrike, the UN’s Special representative for Syria talked of “War Crimes” since “The convoy was the outcome of a long process of permission and preparations to assist isolated civilians” in what formed part of the agreement broken last week.
The situation of the ease-fire
The Regime of Bashar al-Assad has declared that the cease-fire is over with effect from Monday the 19th. For al-Assad the two major reasons to break the cease-fire came from the (up to 300) violations the Regime has counted over the last week added to the airstrike led by the US on the Regime’s forces that have caused the death of 62 soldiers, according to the" Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.".
With the cease-fire being officially broken by the Regime’s forces and the US and Russia crossing accusations over not respecting or fulfilling their obligations (with atypical hard language,) nobody hides the fact that the agreement is closer to failing than ever. If the agreement were to break, it would be the second failed cease-fire this year in Syria. #Foreign Affairs