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UN Welcomes Russian Words on Aleppo Truce, Says Aid Trucks Are Ready

Russia said Thursday that it would support a 48-hour cease-fire in Aleppo, a move the U.N. Syria envoy said would allow aid to reach besieged areas soon, as long as all sides respected the temporary truce. Moscow said it was ready to start the first "humanitarian pause" next week. U.N. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura has long called for a 48-hour halt in fighting each week to allow aid delivery and medical evacuations from both rebel-held eastern and government-controlled...

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