Syria airstrikes kill 85 people in Aleppo amid diplomatic row – CNN

• The Syrian ceasefire appeared initially to reduce violence in hard-hit areas such as Aleppo.

• 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.

• There were minor violations in the beginning.

• By Thursday, Russia and the United States were accusing each other of not fulfilling their obligations.

• The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported civilian deaths from airstrikes Friday in Idlib and Sunday in Aleppo.

• The United States conducted an airstrike Saturday on Syrian forces. The Pentagon said it was accidental, and US officials expressed regret.

• But Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, called the strike “an extraordinary display of American heavy-handedness.”

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