U.S., Russia push for new Syria cease-fire deal

April 29, 2016 10:21 PM

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U.S., Russia push for new Syria cease-fire deal

The United States and Russia said Friday that they have arranged a renewed cease-fire in two parts of Syria where fighting escalated this month, but the area does not include Aleppo, site of the heaviest attacks and dozens of civilian deaths in recent days.

Russia’s Defense Ministry said that a “regime of quiet” had been agreed to with the Syrian government in Latakia province, on the Mediterranean coast, to begin at midnight Saturday morning. A senior U.S. State Department official said the “recommitment” to a truce would also cover East Ghouta, on th...

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