Syrian opposition supports idea of two-week ceasefire




 
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February 25th, 2016  
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Topic: Syrian opposition supports idea of two-week ceasefire


By John Davison and Jeff Mason BEIRUT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Syria's opposition indicated on Wednesday it was ready for a two-week truce in Syria, saying it was a chance to test the seriousness of the other side's commitment to a U.S.-Russian plan for a cessation of hostilities. Combatants are required to say whether they will agree to the "cessation of hostilities" in the five-year war by noon on Friday (1000 GMT), and to halt fighting on Saturday. The United Nations hopes the planned halt will provide a breathing space for Syrian peace talks to resume.




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