Geneva - UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has warned on Thursday that the ceasefire regime in Syria could collapse.
Geneva – UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has warned on Thursday that the ceasefire regime in Syria could collapse.
“In view of the extremely dangerous situation and potential collapse of cessation of hostilities…calling for a new round of talks in the course of May is urgent. But it is even more urgent that these talks are meaningful and.. the cessation of hostilities level is reaching back to the level that it used to be,” de Mistura said during a press conference.
The Russia-US brokered ceasefire regime in Syria came into force on February 27.
According to the UN special envoy, about 10 civilians die in Syria every day.
“Ten, nine per day, we are getting to one every 25 minutes, civilians,” de Mistura said.
Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting numerous opposition groups, including the Western-backed allegedly moderate factions, as well as terrorist formations.