ISIS tightens grip on Syrian govt road to Aleppo

By REUTERS
February 23, 2016 16:14

 
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BEIRUT - Islamic State fighters were reported to have tightened their grip on a Syrian government supply route to Aleppo on Tuesday as the army battled to retake the road, which is important to its campaign to retake the city.

As Damascus accepted a US-Russian plan for a "cessation of hostilities" between the government and rebels due to take effect on Saturday, heavy Russian air strikes were also said to be targeting one of the last roads into opposition-held parts of Aleppo.

The plan announced by the United States and Russia on Monday is the result of intensive diplomacy to end the five-year-long war. But rebels say the exclusion of Islamic State and the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front will give the government a pretext to keep attacking them because its fighters are widely spread in opposition-held areas.

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