Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

February 12, 2016 12:33 AM

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MUNICH — Diplomats trying to secure a ceasefire for the civil war in Syria fell short early Friday in organizing an immediate truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary “cessation of hostilities” in the coming week.

Although foreign ministers from the International Syria Support Group managed to seal an agreement to “accelerate and expand” deliveries of humanitarian aid to besieged Syrian communities beginning this week, their failure to agree on a ceasefire leaves the most critical step to resuming peace talks...

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