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Analysts: Locally Brokered Cease-fires Needed in Syria

Some Syria experts are advocating locally brokered peace talks, saying that small-scale cease-fires “offer hope to civilians and reduce human suffering if properly supported and implemented.”  The U.N.'s envoy to Syria is in Damascus, trying to convince warring sides of the benefits of such pacts.  Analysts also warn that cease-fires gone wrong can cause more suffering than they prevent. We usually think of cease-fires as good things.  Fewer people die when...

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