Feb 11, 2016
By Michael Kramer
American Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergey V. Lavrov, have announced they’ve agreed on the delivery of desperately needed help to beseiged cities in Syria – followed by a cease-fire that aims to clear the way for renewed peace talks.
Kerry says the target is to implement the cease-fire in a week – but it will not apply to the Islamic State group and the Al-Nusra Front.
A working group is to start meeting immediately in Geneva – to oversee the delivery of humanitarian aid to beseiged areas in Syria.