Russia says truce in Syria's Aleppo extended for 3 days

May 7, 2016 10:36 AM

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DAMASCUS, Syria – Russia's military says a fragile cease-fire in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo has been extended for 72 hours and is now in effect until 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday (2101GMT Monday).

The Russian Defense Ministry statement early Saturday says the extension was made at Moscow's initiative and would also apply to the Latakia region.

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