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UN Official Says Cease-fire Has Brought Optimism to Aleppo

A senior U.N. humanitarian official working in the Syrian city of Aleppo said Wednesday that combat damage in the former rebel-held eastern districts was enormous but that there was a sense of optimism because the guns had fallen silent — at least for now. Sajjad Malik, humanitarian coordinator in the city that was once Syria's business hub, told U.N. correspondents by audio link that people in Aleppo had put their hopes in the peace process that brought the cease-fire, under which...

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