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US and UK reject Russian offer of Syria airstrikes ‘pause’
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US and UK reject Russian offer of Syria airstrikes ‘pause’

by firstsource newsOctober 18, 2016

West demands ‘credible and durable ceasefire’ for Aleppo as basis for talks as US calls proposal ‘too little, too late’

The US and the UK have rejected a Russian and Syrian offer of a temporary “pause” on airstrikes in Aleppo as the basis for reopening talks, saying there has to be a credible and durable ceasefire that should initially last as long as 48 hours.

Moscow had announced a temporary halt in the military push ahead of a planned eight-hour humanitarian pause on Thursday, designed to give rebel militants and the injured a chance to leave the city.

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