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US-Russia agree truce deal for Syria but doubts persist

February 22
17:52 2016

The United States and Russia have announced plans for a partial truce in Syria but there were serious doubts it could take effect on Saturday as planned. The agreement does not apply to jihadists like the Islamic State group and the Al-Nusra Front, putting up major hurdles to how it can be implemented on Syria's complex battlefield. It calls for President Bashar al-Assad and opposition forces to agree by noon on Friday to comply with a "cessation of hostilities" that would then take effect at midnight.

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