Major powers agree to plan for 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria




 
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Major powers agree to plan for 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria
 
February 12th, 2016  
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Major powers agree to plan for 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria
By John Irish and Warren Strobel MUNICH (Reuters) - Major powers agreed on Friday to a cessation of hostilities in Syria set to begin in a week and to provide rapid humanitarian access to besieged Syrian towns, but failed to secure a complete ceasefire or an end to Russian bombing. Following a marathon meeting in Munich aimed at resurrecting peace talks that collapsed last week, the powers, including the United States, Russia and more than a dozen other nations, reaffirmed their commitment to a political transition when conditions on the ground improved. At a news conference, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged the Munich meeting produced commitments on paper only.




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