Violence rages in Syria as Kerry and Lavrov reach provisional deal on ceasefire

February 21, 2016 6:01 PM

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AMMAN U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday he and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov had reached a provisional agreement on terms of a cessation of hostilities in Syria and the sides were closer to a ceasefire than ever before.

But he indicated there were still issues to be resolved and he did not expect any immediate change on the ground.

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