The lives of millions of Syrian civilians hang in the balance as the Presidents of Russian Federation and the US prepare to meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Germany on 7 July 2017, to discuss counter-terrorism initiatives and a political resolution to Syria's war, said Amnesty International.
U.S Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has revealed the Trump administration is considering cooperating with Russian Federation in a bid to stabilize operations in Syria, including agreeing to the creation of no-fly zones, deploying cease-fire observers, and coordinating the delivery of much-needed humanitarian aid, reports the Washington Post.
The US launched a cruise missile attack on a Syrian air base in April in response to what it said was a regime chemical weapons attack on civilians.
The matter could be discussed between Presidents Putin and Trump as they are expected to have a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Poland these days.
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"Daesh is transferring workshops and equipment for the production of ammunition, including those equipped with chemical agents, from the city of Raqqa to the controlled areas of Deir ez-Zor province", Zakharova said, Sputnik reported.
"If our two countries work together to establish stability on the ground, it will lay a foundation for progress on the settlement of Syria's political future", Tillerson added.
He said the US-Russia co-operation would create stability in Syria as US-backed forces continue their assault on the Islamic State group.
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Russia and the United States support opposing sides in Syria - Russia backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and also carries out strikes against anti-Assad rebel groups, some of whom are armed and supported by the U.S. to fight ISIS.
The recent round of talks on the Syrian conflict in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, centered on seven new documents on de-escalation zones and other mechanisms aimed at bringing peace to the war-torn country.
Turkey has been beefing up military presence on the Syria side of the borders as part of preparations to strike the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to dislodge them from the border town of Afreen in northern Syria, as Ankara rejects any Kurdish influence near its borders.
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