United Nations envoy in Syria to seek Aleppo truce

March 1, 2015 4:59 AM

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United Nations envoy in Syria to seek Aleppo truce

United Nations envoy Staffan De Mistura held talks in the Syrian capital to try to finalise a deal to freeze fighting in the war-ravaged second city of Aleppo.

He met Foreign Minister Walid Muallem and agreed to send a delegation from his Damascus office to Aleppo on a fact-finding mission, state news agency SANA said, without giving a date.

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