Russia Defends Aleppo Assault as Syria Peace Talks in Crisis

  • Rebels must cut off ties with al-Qaeda wing, Russia envoy says
  • Opposition warns Assad's forces planning to recapture Aleppo

Russia defended an offensive near Syria’s Aleppo as a response to “provocations” by an al-Qaeda wing, while the opposition blamed President Bashar al-Assad’s forces for the near-collapse of an almost two-month truce and warned they are seeking to seize control of the city.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.