UN: Syria talks to resume March 7 if truce ‘largely holds’

February 27, 2016 12:18 AM

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UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations special envoy for Syria said Friday he plans to resume peace talks on March 7 if a cessation of hostilities negotiated by the United States and Russia that began at midnight local time “largely holds.”

Staffan de Mistura said initial reports through his office suggested that three minutes into the cessation of hostilities, “suddenly both Daraya and Damascus had calmed down.” However he noted a “tentative report” about one incident, which he did not specify, that his team was investigating.

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