Syria says it rejects Aleppo ceasefire if rebels remain: state media

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 06, 2016 6:27 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria rejects any ceasefire negotiated by any party in rebel-held eastern Aleppo unless all the terrorist groups there depart, its Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday in a statement carried by state media.

The Syrian government describes all the rebel groups fighting against it as terrorists. Moscow said on Monday that Russian and U.S. officials would meet this week to discuss a possible rebel withdrawal from Aleppo.

(Reporting By Angus McDowall; Editing by Kevin Liffey)