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Syria: Kerry: Diplomats agree to ′full cessation of hostilities′ in Syria within a week

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced the agreement in Munich early on Friday, raising hopes that a diplomatic breakthrough could provide humanitarian relief to Syrians and lead to a pause in fighting.

In an agreement that Kerry described as "ambitious," the United States and Russia alongside more than a dozen other world powers agreed to a "cessation of hostilities" within a week and the acceleration and expansion of humanitarian aid to areas besieged by both regime and rebel forces.

The test is now to implement an agreement on paper into reality on the ground, Kerry said.

Read more: Kerry: Diplomats agree to ′full cessation of hostilities′ in Syria within a week | News | DW.COM | 11.02.2016

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