Air strikes hit Aleppo despite cessation of hostilities deal

Air strikes hit six Syrian towns located west of Aleppo, despite cessation of hostilities deal

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Residents walk out of a damaged building in Kafr Hamra village, northern Aleppo countryside, Syria February 27, 2016.

War planes attacked six Syrian towns in the western part of Aleppo province on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a day after a cessation of hostilities agreement took effect.

Syrian opposition groups confirmed the air strikes and said they were carried out by Russian war planes, but the Syrian Observatory said that the identity of the jets was not clear.

On Saturday, a cessation of hostilities deal between Assad regime forces and opposition groups came into effect in Syria, nearly a week after the US and Russia had agreed on a draft to call for a cessation of hostilities agreement.

The deal excluded DAESH and Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front which are designated as terrorist groups by the UN Security Council.

TRTWorld, Reuters