Syria's Assad says UN truce plan 'worth studying'

November 10, 2014 4:02 PM

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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said on Monday that the U.N. envoy's proposal to implement a cease-fire in the embattled northern city of Aleppo was "worth studying."

The envoy, Staffan de Mistura, first raised the idea of small-scale, localized and negotiated truces in Syria at the United Nations in New York late last month. The proposal would involve freezing the fighting in certain areas to allow for humanitarian aid and local steps as part of a push toward a ...

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