29 Feb '16, 3am

Russia halts all Syria bombing sorties to avoid ‘mistakes’: The Russian military said its warplanes suspended ...

Russia halts all Syria bombing sorties to avoid ‘mistakes’: The Russian military said its warplanes suspended ...

Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-22M3 Beltyukov The Russian military said its warplanes suspended all sorties over Syria on Saturday in line with a ceasefire deal brokered by Russia and the United States, to avoid any “bombing mistakes”. The Russian and American militaries also exchanged maps of Syria, while fighting stopped in 34 Syrian settlements, the military said. “Russia’s air force fully halted bombing in the green zone,” a senior representative of the General Staff, Sergei Rudskoi, told reporters, referring to the areas and armed groups that expressed interest in observing the ceasefire deal. He added that “on February 27, sorties of the Russian aviation in Syria including long-range aviation, are not being carried out”. He said this was being done to rule out “any possible bombing mistakes” and in accordance with a UN Security Council resolution. A ceasefire agreement...

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