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(Worthy News) - A partial ceasefire in the Syrian province of Aleppa was reached Wednesday by the United States and Russia, in hopes it will reduce violence that has flared up after a two-month lull.
The U.S. State Department said a decrease in violence in the city of Aleppa and surrounding areas had already been seen, though Russia did not confirm the ceasefire after the U.S. announcement, and the details remained somewhat unclear, according to reports.
The ceasefire went into effect at midnight Wednesday, U.S. officials said, though the Syrian Arab News Agency reported it was to start at 1:00 A.M. on Thursday. The United States and Russia also still had not agreed on whether some groups of fighters could still be targeted when the fighting stopped, the New York Times reported. [ ... Read More (Source) ]