Syria fighting rages as cessation deadline nears




 
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Syria fighting rages as cessation deadline nears
 
February 26th, 2016  
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Topic: Syria fighting rages as cessation deadline nears


Syria fighting rages as cessation deadline nears
By Tom Perry and Lidia Kelly BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Syria's government and rebel groups have agreed to join a plan to cease hostilities on Saturday, Russia said, while fighting raged on several fronts as combatants sought to gain advantage hours before the agreement was due to start. The U.S.-Russian "cessation of hostilities" accord is due to begin at midnight (2200 GMT on Friday). Under the measure, which has not been signed by the Syrian warring parties themselves and is less binding than a formal ceasefire, the government and its enemies are expected to halt firing to allow aid to reach civilians and peace talks to begin.




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