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Syria Agreement Already Facing Tests

Just hours after world leaders announced a deal to push for a cessation of hostilities in Syria within a week, the agreement is being put to the test. In an interview published Friday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told the French news agency AFP that his forces plan to “retake the whole country,” fueling doubts about the parties’ commitment to end the nearly five-year-old conflict. Assad said recapturing all of the territory could take “a long time.” The Syrian president said he...

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