17:05 May. 1, 2016
Nearly 10 days of bombardments have killed more than 250 people
Russia said on Sunday talks were taking place to include Aleppo in a temporary lull in fighting declared by the Syrian army in some western parts of the country, a sign of intensified efforts to halt a surge of violence in its former commercial capital.
The United States said stopping the bloodshed in Aleppo, which has been at the center of an escalation of violence that all but destroyed a wider ceasefire deal and broke up peace talks in Geneva, was a top priority.