almasdarnews.com – Negotiations to surrender east Aleppo under way
If the Islamist groups agree to the terms offered in today’s negotiations, the Syrian Armed Forces will be in full-control of some east Aleppo neighborhoods.
almasdarnews.com – Syrian Army, Hezbollah advance inside key southern Aleppo district
rt.com – ‘To save lives, one should be pragmatic’: Lavrov promises peaceful practical steps on Syria
“We want to have a meeting of the countries that have direct influence on what is going on on the ground in Syria, either by being there … or through financing and supplying arms to the opposition,” Lavrov told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, adding that it would be a meeting “in a narrow format” involving Russia, the US and “some regional powers.”
The diplomat also confirmed that the meeting, which will also be attended by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, is scheduled for the coming Saturday. He said he hopes that it will be “a business-like discussion and not some general assembly-like debate” that would allow the sides to launch a real dialog based on the US-Russian agreement on Syria reached in mid-September.
Lavrov believes the involvement of regional players is necessary as the US is apparently not as influential on the ground as it claims
Hela intervjun med Lavrov – Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Amanpour program on CNN International, Moscow, 12. October 2016