Syria safe zones to be shut for US, coalition planes: Russia

Reuters | Published: 14:55, May 05,2017 | Updated: 16:49, May 05,2017

 
 
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Men inspect damaged housing for internally displaced people at a site hit yesterday by barrel bombs in a rebel-held area, south of Deraa city, Syria May 1, 2017. — Reuters file photo

The safe zones which are being created in Syria will be closed for warplanes of the United States and those of the US-led coalition, Russian news agencies quoted Russian envoy at Syria peace talks Alexander Lavrentyev as saying on Friday.

Turkey and Iran agreed on Thursday to Russia’s proposal for ‘de-escalation zones’ in Syria, a move welcomed by the United Nations but met with scepticism from the United States.

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