7 Jul 2017

Trump and Putin agree Syria ceasefire deal

The US and Russia have reached a ceasefire deal in south-west Syria, one they say could be replicated elsewhere in the country. But that won’t include Raqqa, where militants from the Islamic State group have been fighting back against advancing US-backed Kurdish and Arab forces, as they move closer to the centre. Tens of thousands of people are trapped inside the old city, with dwindling food and water supplies. Krishnan Guru-Murthy is in Aleppo.