Fighting in Syria rages ahead of cease-fire

February 26, 2016 10:09 AM

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Fighting in Syria rages ahead of cease-fire

BEIRUT — Warring parties in Syria’s multifaceted civil war have continued to fight and jostle for territory on Friday ahead of a partial cease-fire that is supposed to come into effect at midnight.

The truce has been pushed by the United States and Russia, which back opposing sides in the conflict, as a last-ditch measure to reduce hostilities that have produced a dangerously intensifying proxy war involving regional and world powers.

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