Kerry announces ‘provisional agreement’ for truce in Syria

February 21, 2016 12:57 PM

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Kerry announces ‘provisional agreement’ for truce in Syria

AMMAN, Jordan — Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Sunday that a “provisional agreement in principle” has been reached with Russia for a temporary truce in the Syrian civil war, and it could start within days.

Kerry said he spoke Sunday morning to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for the second day in a row, and final details are be ironed out in a phone call between President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Among the unsettled details are how a cease-fire would be enforced, and how bree...

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