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US and Russia reach tentative agreement for Syria ceasefire
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US and Russia reach tentative agreement for Syria ceasefire

by firstsource newsSeptember 9, 2016

Pause in fighting to begin on Monday night, allowing humanitarian aid to flow – with Russian and US forces set to launch joint airstrikes against extremists

The US and agreed a tentative ceasefire deal for late on Friday night, intended to lead the way to a joint US-Russian air campaign against Islamic State and other extremist groups and new negotiations on the country’s political future.

The deal was announced by , the US secretary of state, and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, after 13 hours of talks in Geneva and a tense wait while Kerry consulted others in his administration by phone to Washington.

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