UN envoy expected in Syria on Friday

UN Syria peace envoy Staffan de Mistura will arrive in Damascus on Friday for talks on a bid to freeze fighting in Aleppo, the Al-Watan newspaper reports.

“De Mistura will discuss his proposal with the Syrian ministry of foreign affairs,” Al-Watan, which is close to the government, said citing “well-informed sources.”

The newspaper says de Mistura’s deputy Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy arrived in Syria on Wednesday to prepare for the envoy’s visit.

The trip will be De Mistura’s first since he announced that Damascus was willing to halt fire on Aleppo for a six-week period.


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