â¢ The Syrian ceasefire appeared initially to reduce violence in hard-hit areas such as Aleppo.
â¢ But aid delivery was delayed due to security concerns and a lack of clear permission from the Syrian regime for some trucks to cross the border from Turkey.
â¢ There were minor violations in the beginning.
â¢ By Thursday, Russia and the United States were accusing each other of not fulfilling their obligations.
â¢ The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported civilian deaths from airstrikes Friday in Idlib and Sunday in Aleppo.
â¢ The United States conducted an airstrike Saturday on Syrian forces. The Pentagon said it was accidental, and US officials expressed regret.
â¢ But Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, called the strike “an extraordinary display of American heavy-handedness.”