Syrian Cease-Fire to Begin Feb. 27, U.S. and Russia Announce

February 23, 2016 11:09 AM

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Syrian Cease-Fire to Begin Feb. 27, U.S. and Russia Announce

The U.S. and Russia announced that a partial cease-fire in Syria will start Feb. 27, reviving hopes for a solution to a five-year war that’s killed 260,000 people and created a refugee crisis straining Europe’s borders.

Armed opposition groups that want to take part must confirm by Feb. 26 that they’ll abide by the cessation of hostilities agreement, according to a joint U.S.-Russian statement released by the U.S. State Department on Monday. Islamic State, the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and other United Nations-de...

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