Russia says ready for Aleppo truce but U.N. should set terms: diplomat

August 18, 2016 4:10 PM

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Russia says ready for Aleppo truce but U.N. should set terms: diplomat

GENEVA Russia has told the United Nations it would support a 48-hour ceasefire in the Syrian city of Aleppo from early next week, but details have yet to be negotiated, a Western diplomat said on Thursday.

Speaking after a closed-door meeting of the cessation of hostilities task force in Geneva, he said it was important for the United Nations to lead the effort to deliver aid to some 2 million civilians in the divided northern city.

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