Truce in Damascus district allows in aid: monitor

November 12, 2014 8:39 AM

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Cars carrying food and aid supplies entered a southern Damascus neighborhood on Wednesday thanks to a local ceasefire agreement between pro-government officials and insurgents, a monitoring group said on Wednesday.

Such truces have been described by the U.N. Syria mediator as one of the best ways to end the conflict on an area-by-area basis. On Tuesday the envoy, Staffan de Mistura, said Syrian officials had given him positive signals on a U.N. proposal for a local truce in the northern city of Aleppo.

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