Syria willing to suspend Aleppo air strikes for six weeks: U.N.

February 18, 2015 3:58 AM

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Syria willing to suspend Aleppo air strikes for six weeks: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The Syrian government is willing to suspend its aerial bombardment and artillery shelling of the northern city of Aleppo so that a local ceasefire can be tested, the United Nations mediator on Syria said on Tuesday.

Aleppo is at the forefront of clashes between pro-government forces and a range of insurgents, including Islamist brigades, al Qaeda's hardline Syria wing, Nusra Front, and Western-backed units.

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