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  • Despite killings, Baltimore ceasefire leaders say spirit of event will continue

    08/07/2017 1:50:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | Aug. 6, 2017 | Colin Campbell and Carrie Wells
    Erricka Bridgeford received a standing ovation from the congregation at Kingdom Life Church Sunday. Bridgeford, a special guest at the church in West Baltimore, and others had called for a 72-hour halt to the violence that has claimed the lives of more than 200 people in Baltimore so far this year — the fastest pace of violence in modern Baltimore history through July. Groups took the message to the streets, hosting dozens of events, staying out all night and offering food and services. The ceasefire was to end at midnight. Despite their efforts, four people were shot, two of them...
  • Calm prevails in southern Syria ahead of truce

    07/08/2017 9:40:49 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    ARA News (Syria) ^ | July 9, 2017 | Agencies
    A day before a new ceasefire deal takes effect in southwestern Syria, the concerned areas are relatively calm with the exception of sporadic strikes by the Syrian regime, a monitoring group have said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday, the Syrian regime shelled two villages in the northern countryside of Daraa, one of three provinces affected by the ceasefire. The Observatory said at least one person was killed and a total of 16 such bombs were dropped in the area, wounding several. The US-Russian-Jordanian brokered deal is to be enforced by midday on Sunday, in the provinces...
  • US: Syrian no-fly zone on table in Putin-Trump’s G20 talks

    07/07/2017 8:12:24 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 1 replies
    Rudaw ^ | 6, July 2017 | Rudaw
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – US President Donald Trump is prepared to discuss joint efforts with Russia’s Vladimir Putin to stabilize the situation in Syria at this week’s G20 Summit, possibly even considering no-fly zones in the war-torn country. “The United States is prepared to explore the possibility of establishing with Russia joint mechanisms for ensuring stability, including no-fly zones, on the ground ceasefire observers, and coordinated delivery of humanitarian assistance,” US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement. Tillerson believes military cooperation will pave the way for a political solution. “First, parties in Syria must ensure stability on...
  • US, Russia prepared to announce cease-fire in southwest Syria starting Sunday.

    07/07/2017 9:15:57 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 13 replies
    BREAKING: AP learns that US, Russia prepared to announce cease-fire in southwest Syria starting Sunday.
  • Report: U.S., Russia broker cease-fire in Syria

    07/07/2017 10:11:08 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, July 7, 2017 | By S.A. Miller
    The U.S. and Russia struck a deal for a cease-fire in southwest Syria, according to reports, marking a major breakthrough in the six-year civil war as President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held their first face-to-face meeting. Details were sketchy but the cease-fire was scheduled to take effect Sunday at noon Damascus time, The Associated Press reported, citing U.S. officials. The deal reflects a new level of involvement by the U.S. in Syria’s civil war. Mr. Trump had previously stepped up U.S. actions with airstrikes against chemical weapon stashes of the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria. Jordan and Israel...
  • US: Russia's action in Syria is barbarism

    09/25/2016 11:31:06 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/9/16
    Samantha Power, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, told the UN Security Council on Sunday that Russia's action in Syria was barbarism, not counter-terrorism, according to Reuters. The ambassadors of Britain and France said war crimes have been committed there. .....
  • Russia: Peace in Syria almost impossible now

    09/25/2016 11:26:15 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/9/16
    ussia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, told the Security Council on Sunday that peace in Syria was "almost an impossible task now," according to Reuters. Russia and the United States, who back opposing sides in the Syrian civil war, have been trying to salvage a ceasefire deal that effectively collapsed ...
  • Syria’s military declares week-long ceasefire over

    09/19/2016 11:43:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 9/19/16 | AFP
    Syria’s armed forces on Monday announced an end to a week-long ceasefire in the war-torn country brokered by the United States and Russia, blaming opposition groups battling to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad for its failure. “Syria’s army announces the end of the freeze on fighting that began at 7:00 p.m. (1600 GMT) on September 12, 2016 in accordance with the US-Russia agreement,” the statement carried by state news agency SANA said. It said rebel groups “did not commit to a single element” of the deal. After months of negotiations, the United States and Russia agreed on September 9 to...
  • Syrian ceasefire deal between US and Russia could come 'very soon'

    Kerry working closely with Russia to work together for a ceasefire in Syria.... Sounds like what Trump was talking about only to be attacked for his remarks about Russia and Putin.
  • Kerry aims to extend truce to Syria's Aleppo as ceasefire unravels

    05/02/2016 2:26:26 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 2 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/2/16
    in order for Kerry to get Syria and Russian to relax, they need to tell Hussein Obama's freedom fighter to stop attacking too: Washington and Moscow said on Monday they were working hard to extend a truce in Syria to Aleppo, the divided northern city where a sharp escalation of violence in recent weeks has left a ceasefire in tatters and torpedoed peace talks. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Geneva for meetings with other dignitaries to try to revive the two-month-old U.S. and Russia-sponsored cessation of hostilities, which quieted guns for the first time during the five-year...
  • US, Russia agree to ceasefire in Syria

    02/22/2016 5:19:20 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/22/16 | Rebecca Kheel
    The United States and Russia agreed Monday to a ceasefire in Syria that is scheduled to take effect Saturday. "I am gratified to see the final arrangements concluded today for a cessation of hostilities in Syria and call on all parties to accept and fully comply with its terms," Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement. "If implemented and adhered to, this cessation will not only lead to a decline in violence, but also continue to expand the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian supplies to besieged areas and support a political transition to a government that is responsive...
  • BREAKING NEWS: John Kerry announces ceasefire in Syria 'within a week' following a summit in Munich

    02/11/2016 4:55:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 85 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/11/16 | Chris Pleasance
    Secretary of state John Kerry has tonight announced a deal that will see a ceasefire in Syrian within a week following a meeting of The International Syria Support Group in Berlin. Earlier in the day, Kerry tweeted that he had spoken with Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, about the need for an end to fighting in the Middle Eastern nation. However, it is unclear which of the multiple forces fighting in Syria have signed up to the ceasefire, or how it will be enforced.
  • Russian PM: Foreign offensive in Syria could spark 'world war'

    02/11/2016 12:25:26 PM PST · by Mr. M.J.B. · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2-11-2016 | Staff
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned Thursday that if Arab forces entered the Syrian war, they could spark a "new world war" and urged ceasefire talks instead.
  • Syria army, rebels in talks over 15-day truce near capital

    11/18/2015 1:38:09 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11-18-2015 | AFP
    Syria's army and rebels were locked in talks Wednesday night to reach a 15-day ceasefire in the Eastern Ghouta region east of the capital, a monitor and a security source told AFP. These are the first known talks aiming for a truce in the region and are likely being brokered by Russian or Iranian mediators, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. If agreement is reached, "a ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta would begin at 6:00 am (0400 GMT) Thursday and will last 15 days," Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said. A senior Syrian security source told AFP "talks are ongoing...
  • Pak pounds Poonch for 3rd day

    09/17/2015 10:57:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Dailyexcelsior ^ | 17/09/2015 by
    “Pakistani troops resorted to heavy firing of automatic weapons and Rocket Projectile Grenades (RPGs) besides mortar bombs on forward posts along LoC in Balakote sector of Poonch district from 1820 hours this evening,” PRO Defence, Jammu, S N Acharya said. ... “Our side retaliated appropriately but no casualty or damage was reported,” Acharya said. ... Pakistan troops overnight fired mortar bombs and used automatic weapons to target forward posts along the LoC in Balakote sector of Poonch district from 7.45 PM to 12 AM, spokesman said. With today’s ceasefire violations, Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire 22 times this month...
  • Islamic Jihad Threatens to End Gaza Ceasefire

    06/27/2015 2:42:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/6/15 | Dalit halevi
    Israel last August 26 ended Operation Protective Edge by sealing a ceasefire agreement with a confederation of terrorist organizations in Gaza, foremost among them Hamas and Islamic Jihad, but that deal now appears to be on the brink of collapse. Khaled Al-Batash, a senior leader of the Islamic Jihad terrorist group, announced his organization may soon breach the agreement, in statements made during a speech to Islamic Jihad members at an event showing support for Khader Adnan, a jailed Islamic Jihad leader hunger-striking in an Israeli prison. Al-Batash said that if Adnan dies as a result of his hunger-strike, the...
  • ‘Gun shop’ wasn’t only thing fake in CeaseFire ‘social experiment’ PSA

    05/27/2015 8:58:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Examiner ^ | 5/27/15 | David Codrea
    Per my report published Friday at The Shooter’s Log, actors were used to portray customers in a fake gun shop “public service announcement” produced by States United Against Gun Violence. That information comes from the New York City Mayor's Office of Media in its response to a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request submitted in March. Additionally, all replica firearms used were evidently “authorized” without official documentation to ensure legality and inventory accountability. Except, per the NYC permit, the "gun buyers" were actors... States United to Prevent Gun Violence-You Tube video screen shot “Actors are interviewed on camera in a...
  • Pentagon Calls Russian Claim Of U.S. Troops In Eastern Ukraine 'Ridiculous'

    04/23/2015 12:08:37 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | Last updated (GMT/UTC): 23.04.2015 18:45 | Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
    The Pentagon has denied a Kremlin claim that U.S. military trainers have been sent into eastern Ukraine, calling the statement a “ridiculous attempt to shift the focus” from Russia’s own military activities there. [....] Pentagon spokeswoman Eileen Lainez said on April 23: “Russia continues to supply lethal weapons, training, and command-and-control support for armed separatists in eastern Ukraine in blatant violation of Moscow’s Minsk commitments and Ukraine’s sovereignty.”
  • Everything in the Israeli-Hamas Conflict is *ss Backwards! (Rush)

    07/26/2014 4:42:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 7-25-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: All right. The Israelis have rejected the ceasefire proposal made by the haughty John Kerry, who served in Vietnam. The Israelis reject ceasefire deal. The only thing a ceasefire does is allow Hamas to regroup. I think Hamas is on the ropes and that's why everybody wants a ceasefire. I'm telling you, everything over there is ass backwards. Everything in this conflict is 180 degrees out of phase. They want the ceasefire to give Hamas time to regroup. "Well, we have to make it fair, Mr. Limbaugh, because the Israelis have such an unfair advantage. They're richer and they're...
  • Ukraine begins artillery withdrawal, recognizing truce is holding

    02/26/2015 6:12:12 AM PST · by mac_truck · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/26/2015 | Peter Graff
    (Reuters) - Ukraine announced on Thursday that it would begin withdrawing artillery from the front line with separatist rebels in the east, a move that amounts to recognition that a ceasefire meant to take effect on Feb. 15 is holding at last. The pro-Russian rebels have already been pulling back heavy weapons for two days, but Kiev had held back, arguing that fighting had not yet ceased. However, the army reported no combat fatalities at the front for a second straight day on Thursday, the first time no troops have been killed since long before the French- and German-brokered truce...