Russian and US officials will hold urgent meetings on Monday night and Tuesday to discuss the collapse of the ceasefire in Syria, according to a US official. “We are also going to be meeting with the Russians at high levels to try to get a sense from them about where they think this [Syrian ceasefire] can go from here,” the US official said.

A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that an airstrike on aid workers on Monday has done significant harm to the peace plan. “What happened today has dealt a serious blow to our efforts to bring peace to Syria,” the official stated, claiming that the aid workers were hit by a strike not launched by the US-led coalition. READ MORE