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New Plan for Calm Reached in Ravaged City of Aleppo

The United States and Russia have brokered a localized cease-fire in the Syrian city of Aleppo, where fierce fighting between the government and rebels has resulted in over 280 civilian deaths since late April. The State Department said the reaffirmation of a cessation of hostilities in Aleppo and surrounding areas took effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday local time. The Syrian regime said that it would respect implementation of the cease-fire in Aleppo but that the truce was only for 48...

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