With Syria Cease-fire Holding, Aid Deliveries Await Assad's OK

September 14, 2016 8:26 PM

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With Syria Cease-fire Holding, Aid Deliveries Await Assad's OK

A Syrian cease-fire brokered by the U.S. and Russia appeared to be generally holding across the war-torn country Wednesday, but aid distribution to besieged towns and areas - a key part of the deal - remains on hold. The Syrian government has insisted any humanitarian assistance to the city of Aleppo has to be coordinated with Damascus.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon tried to break the impasse, urging Washington and Moscow Wednesday to push all warring sides in Syria to agree safe passage for desperately needed aid.

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