Syria civil war: Russia calls for ‘regime of calm’


A 72 hour temporary truce may last for 72 hours in suburbs of Damascus as country reels from ISIL bombings that killed 150 people.Russia has called for a temporary truce to begin in two towns in the Damascus countryside after multiple attacks in northwestern Syria killed at least 150 people.
The Russian defence ministry wants the truce in the towns of Daraya and Eastern Ghouta to begin on Tuesday and last for 72 hours.
Monday’s announcement came as the United States continued to urge Russia to pressure President Bashar al-Assad’s government to stop bombing opposition forces and civilians in Damascus and Aleppo.