Russia: talks taking place on including Aleppo in Syria's 'regime of calm' - agencies

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Posted: May 01, 2016 7:28 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Sunday that talks are taking place to include Syria's Aleppo province in the temporary "regime of calm" lull in fighting, Russian agencies reported.

General Sergei Kuralenko, in charge of Russia's ceasefire monitoring center in Syria, was also cited as saying that the "calm" around Damascus has been extended for another 24 hours until 2100 GMT on Monday.

Kuralenko also said that overall the "regime of calm" in Syria's Latakia and around Damascus has been respected, RIA news agency reported.

(Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Louise Ireland)