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UN Envoy Says Syria Cease-Fire Possible

The U.N. diplomat tasked with trying to bring Syria’s warring parties together said Thursday that a cease-fire covering large parts of the country is not unrealistic. Staffan de Mistura told reporters that previous efforts at localized truces had failed because they lacked the backing of regional and international players who have influence over the parties. “There are indications,” he said, that those countries “have an interest in seeing a cease-fire take place.” The veteran...

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