United States and Russia agree to a partial cease-fire in Syria

February 23, 2016 12:56 AM

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The United States and Russia announced Monday that they have agreed to the terms of a partial cease-fire in Syria, a deal that will depend on their ability to cooperate amid deep mutual suspicion and test their willingness and ability to dictate terms to their allies on the ground.

Under the agreement, Washington and Moscow are to establish a hotline between them to monitor compliance and resolve potential problems, a joint statement said. The two are also “prepared to work together to exchange pertinent information” delineating territory currently held by various Syrian comba...

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