Syria cessation of hostilities agreement comes into effect

February 26, 2016 10:56 PM

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Syria cessation of hostilities agreement comes into effect

BEIRUT A cessation of hostilities in Syria came into effect at the agreed time of midnight on Saturday (2200 GMT Friday), under a U.S.-Russian plan which warring sides in the five-year conflict have said they would commit to.

It was not immediately clear whether the various sides that signed up to the plan, including Damascus and its ally Russia, as well as a range of insurgent groups fighting against them, were respecting the halt in fighting.

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