Syrian opposition agrees to two-three week truce if Russia stops air strikes




 
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Syrian opposition agrees to two-three week truce if Russia stops air strikes
 
February 20th, 2016  
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Syrian opposition agrees to two-three week truce if Russia stops air strikes
By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria's opposition has agreed to a two- to three-week truce on condition that Russia stops its air strikes, sieges are ended and access for aid allowed across the country, a source close to peace talks said on Saturday. Russian air strikes began last September and turned the tide in Syria's five-year civil war in Bashar al-Assad's favor, to the frustration of the United States and its allies who have supported rebels trying to topple the president. Several attempts to agree a truce have failed in recent months.




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