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Syria's fragile cease-fire

Syria's fragile cease-fire

The cease-fire in Syria brokered by the U.S. and Russia last week appears largely to be holding after it went into effect on Monday, despite what were described as sporadic, minor violations of the accord. In the next few days we should know whether the cessation of hostilities can last long enough to permit desperately needed humanitarian aid to reach the besieged residents of Aleppo and other cities that have been cut off by the fighting for months. More importantly, it should become clearer whether Russia can be counted on to work with the U.S. to restart peace talks aimed at ending the five-and-a-half-year civil war that has devastated the country, killed more than 400,000 people...

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