>> Syria's much violated ceasefire declared over on Monday as officials say rebels are preparing to fight. The seven day ceasefire culminating in a diplomatic row between the U.S. and Russia after Syrian troops were hit by coalition airstrikes. Reuters' correspondent in Lebanon is John Davison.>> The situation in Syria is now expected to deteriorate.
After the failure of the last ceasefire in February fighting escalated, and we've already seen government airstrikes on Aleppo. And rebel factions have said that they're preparing for new attacks. There's no sign that there will be U.S.-Russian cooperation in targeting militants on the ground now. The sustained reduction in violence that they wanted has broken down.
And U.S.-Russian relations have actually soured since a U.S. coalition airstrike killed Syrian soldiers in error. Resulting in a war of words between Washington and Moscow.>> The airstrike, involving British jets, left at least 60 soldiers dead, and Russia accusing Washington of conniving with Islamic State. A major blow to U.S. President Obama and his Secretary of State John Kerry.
He called the airstrike a terrible thing that we all acknowledge and regret. But called on Russia to stop the showboating and get the humanitarian assistance going. The UN saying that's not happening. They can't get aid to more than a quarter of a million people in eastern Aleppo, and blamed Damascus for blocing badly needed aid to other rebel-held areas.
>> The war of words is little more than that for now, but it does affect the ceasefire because it means that Washington and Moscow are likely to find it even harder to work together to revive the truce.>> The peace deal was always due to expire on Sunday night, but despite frequent breaches many hoped it could be sustained.