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Israel minister doubts Syria ceasefire will hold

February 22
20:12 2016

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Monday he was sceptical that a Syria ceasefire announced for February 27 by the United States and Russia will succeed. "It is difficult for me to see a ceasefire while Daesh (the Islamic State group) and Al-Nusra Front (the Syrian Al-Qaeda affiliate) are not part of the process and the Russians say they will strike both organisations," a statement said. The Syria ceasefire is due to take effect on February 27 at midnight Damascus time (2200 GMT Friday), according to a joint US-Russian statement released by the State Department in Washington.

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