Syria Ceasefire: 'Calm Prevails' as Temporary Truce Begins

February 27, 2016 9:13 AM

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Syria Ceasefire: 'Calm Prevails' as Temporary Truce Begins

Fighting appeared to stop across most areas of western Syria on Saturday after a landmark "cessation of hostilities" came into effect under a U.S.-Russian plan which warring sides in the five-year conflict have accepted.

If the temporary halt in fighting holds, it will mark the first time world powers have been able to negotiate a pause in the civil war. Under the fragile agreement, Syria's government and its enemies are expected to cease fighting so aid can reach civilians and peace talks can resume.

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