U.S., Russia eye possible resumption of Syrian cease-fire

September 4, 2016 9:18 AM

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U.S., Russia eye possible resumption of Syrian cease-fire

HANGZHOU, China — U.S. and Russian officials spent Sunday trying to reach a deal for a cease-fire in Syria, which would allow food and aid to reach war-ravaged parts of the country.

But even as diplomats from both countries were trying to hammer out the details, President Obama expressed skepticism that Russia and Syria would abide by the cease-fire and said a long-term solution is still urgently needed to resolve the ongoing war.

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