Syrian conflict ‘in many ways out of control,’ Kerry warns

Syria’s civil war is “in many ways out of control,” US Secretary of State John Kerry warns, vowing to work hard in the “coming hours” to salvage a tattered truce.

Speaking after talks with UN envoy Staffan de Mistura, Kerry says he will call his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov later today to press for the ceasefire to be restored.

Kerry says a ceasefire mediated by Russia and the United States in February is still holding in parts of the country, but he singled out the situation in Aleppo.

There, he says, Bashar Assad’s regime had deliberately targeted three clinics and a major hospital, killing doctors and patients and threatening the truce.

“The attack on this hospital is unconscionable,” he says. “And it has to stop.”

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