What recent Aleppo attack means for Syria's ceasefire deal

A joint United Nations/Syria aid convoy was attacked in Syrian city, Aleppo as the UN prepared to discuss the failed ceasefire deal.

The US and Russia played a key role in negotiating a ceasefire between President Bashar Al-Assad's regime and opposition groups.

702's John Robbie spoke to Na'eem Jeenah from the Afro Middle East Centreto unpack what's transpired thus far.

He cautioned against conspiracy theories, insisting that the matter was about civilians who have overthrown a military dictatorship and not about global geo-political issues.

However, analysts of an opposing view believe that the issue highlights the US interests in oil reserves in the Middle East region which has seen Russia position itself as the America's arch nemesis and friend of the region.

Listen to the interview below:

The additional factor is the growth of the ISS, which threatens both Syria and Iraq, so all of these foreign forces have come out to make it the main reason.

Na'eem Jeenah, director at Afro Middle East Centre

What's needed is a political solution, there's no military solution except that more people will die.

Na'eem Jeenah, director at Afro Middle East Centre
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