Russia, U.S. ready to extend Syria truce but aid deliveries blocked

September 16, 2016 5:16 PM

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BEIRUT/CILVEGOZU, Turkey The United States and Russia said on Friday they wanted to extend the four-day-old ceasefire in Syria they have co-sponsored, although the agreement looked increasingly shaky, undermined by sporadic violence and a failure to deliver aid.

The second attempt this year by the Cold War-era superpower foes to halt the conflict has succeeded so far in curtailing violence, but it remains a risky gamble in a war that has made a mockery of all previous peace efforts.

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