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US and Russia Agree on Terms for Syria Cease-Fire

February 22
20:50 2016

For the second time this month, the U.S. and Russia are attempting to broker a cease-fire inside Syria. In a joint statement released today, the two countries announced their agreement for a "cessation of hostilities" beginning this Saturday. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone today to talk about the plan, the White House said.

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