Fragile state

Print edition : October 14, 2016

Relief materials strewn around in Orum al-Kubra town near Aleppo on September 20, the day after a convoy delivering aid was hit by an air strike. Photo: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the conclusion of a news conference following their meeting to discuss the Syrian crisis, in Geneva on September 9. Photo: Kevin Lamarque/AP

Russia and the U.S. were able to come up with a ceasefire agreement for war-ravaged Syria, but the many violations of the agreement and two serious attacks, one on a U.N. aid convoy, may have all but dealt a death blow to the tenuous truce.
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