Russia, Syrian army pound rebels ahead of fighting halt




 
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Russia, Syrian army pound rebels ahead of fighting halt
 
February 26th, 2016  
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Russia, Syrian army pound rebels ahead of fighting halt
By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russian warplanes bombed Syrian rebel-held areas in northwestern Syria and government forces pounded a suburb of the capital on Thursday, ahead of a planned halt to fighting that rebels predicted Damascus and Moscow would ignore. The "cessation of hostilities" agreed to by the United States and Russia is due to take hold on Saturday morning from midnight. Damascus has agreed to the deal, as has the main opposition alliance, although it is only ready to commit for two weeks given its deep reservations.




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